Greetings Volunteers,

The winter 2022 edition of Lives Made Happy is here! This fun, practical, and information-packed magazine about animals and the people who love them is published twice a year and reaches the homes of more than 31,000 Bay Area animal enthusiasts. You can view it this and past issues here! Happy reading :).

Shelter update: We currently have 122 animals in our care: 40 animals in foster and 82 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner. Our residents include: 29 dogs, 3 puppies, 26 cats, 2 kittens, 7 rabbits, 4 guinea pigs, 2 rodents, 4 reptiles, and 5 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Another magical Wednesday has arrived! February is off to an excellent start and we want to send a big thank you to all the adopters who gave animals a forever home last week. If you’re seeking a love of your own before Valentine’s Day arrives, check out all our adoptable pals here or give us a call 415-506-6225 if you want to meet them! You’re sure to enjoy this week’s slideshow, and see all the details on this Adoption Report!

Happy ending: This week, we wanted to share a few recent adoptions of animals who found a chance to bond with a furry friend, as well as the humans, in the household! Bundt the bunny on the right (now Cora) was adopted in January and seems to be living a happy life with her new buddy Garfield. And Peso also on the right (now Phoenix) and Brisbane have become absolute best friends!! It really can be that easy peasy.

Enrichment items needed: We regularly use egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper rolls for shelter dog’s enrichment activities. If have any of these items that perhaps you were going to recycle, please consider collecting a bag and bringing them to the shelter instead! You can leave them in the donation bin upfront. Thank you for recycling up to help the shelter dogs!

Tails of Marin: They help to maintain balanced, biodiverse ecosystems. But the Park Service continues to see issues with people feeding coyotes across Marin. The onus is on us to keep coyotes away from our homes. We can do this by not giving them easy opportunities for food, hazing them (yelling, raising your arms, jumping up and down, or honking your car horn) and not letting small pets outdoors on their own. Read more in this week’s Tails of Marin column which addresses the importance of coexistence with coyotes.

Have a great week!

Candace and Anne