Greetings Volunteers,

Last week, we notified volunteers of Marin Humane’s new COVID-19 policy: Due to the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant Omicron, as well as our primary concern of providing and maintaining a safe work & volunteer environment, Marin Humane is requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) and booster for all staff and volunteers.  

If you’re currently volunteering at the shelter, Thrift Shop, Kitty Corner, or in the community on behalf of Marin Humane, please send a copy of your vaccination card by email (calexander@marinhumane.org) or snap a photo and text it to Candace at 415-860-5456. Should you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you for helping Marin Humane stay as safe as possible for staff and volunteers. 

Shelter update: We currently have 126 animals in our care: 44 animals in foster and 82 animals in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 22 dogs, 3 puppies, 33 cats, 4 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 2 rodents, 5 reptiles, 1 bird, and 6 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Happy Wednesday! We kicked off 2022 with a great week of adoptions and said fond farewells to some animals who’ve been waiting such a long time for their forever homes! We’re so grateful to all the adopters for giving these cuties the second chances they deserve. Enjoy the week’s adoption slideshow and the Adoption Report too.

Tails of Marin: This week’s Tails of Marin profiles “Betty White, a champion for all kinds of animals.” Betty White was a true icon, and an inspiring animal welfare advocate. Toward the end of her life, White said, “I just don’t know how I would have lived without animals around me. I’m fascinated by them — both domestic pets and the wild community. They are the most interesting things in the world to me, and it’s made such a difference in my lifetime.” I think many of us feel the same.

Happy ending! “I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful, wonderful blessing that is Alfalfa (formerly Piglet). He is the sweetest, most sensitive and affectionate cat, and he just loves games that involve sneakiness, and he’s so quirky and fascinating, and everyone who meets him loves him. I love him most of all, though, and he absolutely knows it. Have a great holiday, and thank you so much again for your vital work.”

B&Tea: In “Behavior Puzzles,” Dawn Kovell says, “Working with animals is both easier and more difficult than working with people, mostly depending on how you feel about people. But, that is another story. Animals are wonderful because they are always thrilled to see you, despite the fact you only walked into the living room and back, and their idea of a good time is often just being with you. However, their non-verbal communication style can make medical and behavior problem solving quite difficult. Read on for the full fascinating article.

Community Clinic: We’ll be hosting our next Community Clinic for pet guardians in need on Saturday, January 29! Join us at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City, CA from 2-3:30pm for FREE vaccinations, vet checks, flea meds, microchips, food, and more for your dog or cat, courtesy of our Pet Safety Net program. Feel free to spread the word!

We’re hiring! Is your New Year’s resolution to join an animal welfare non-profit?! Well, if so, we’re hiring in a variety of departments and we’d love for you to join our team! Browse here for career opportunities!

Enjoy the sunny week!

Candace and Anne