Greetings Volunteers,

On Saturday, Anne shared Reopening News From Nancy McKenney detailing some steps Marin Humane will be taking over the coming weeks. Here are a few highlights:

  • Volunteers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to wear facial coverings while inside and no longer need to observe physical distancing.
  • We will request any volunteer and all visitors who enter any of our buildings to wear a face covering if they are not vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • We will continue to keep the adoption housing areas private and not allow people to wander back.
  • For those already volunteering at the shelter, you no longer have to complete the Health Self-Assessment (HSA).
  • The Volunteer Coordinators are looking at the needs in their respective departments and will communicate with their volunteers about specific needs and open shifts.
  • Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate new chapters in these unusual times!

Shelter update: We currently have 161 animals in our care: 86 animals in foster and 75 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 19 dogs, 1 puppy, 31 cats, 9 kittens, 3 rabbits, 5 guinea pigs, 5 birds, 1 hamster and 1 rat.

Adoptions updateThree cheers to the adoptions team for another marvelous week of adoptions! Congratulations and many thanks to last week’s adopters. Enjoy this week’s going home slideshow. As we head into the final days of June, don’t forget that we’re still celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and adoption fees are waived on all our adult cats.

See a painting of your pet in an art gallery! We have a wonderful opportunity exclusive to Marin Humane staff and volunteers! Cedars is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. They are hosting Dogs & Cats, an art exhibition at Artist Within – a Cedars Gallery located in downtown San Anselmo. Cedars is partnering with Marin Humane on this exhibition and invites our staff and volunteers to submit photos of their dogs and cats to be subjects of their clients’ paintings. Read How To Submit A Photo Of Your Pet for this opportunity to have your pet painted (submissions due by July 1st.)

B&Tea Blog: Hope you enjoy Kim Bromley’s contribution to the B&Tea Blog, Travels with Lulu. Very sweet. Very inspiring.

Tails of Marin: This week’s Tails of Marin is about the dangers of using essential oils around pets, “Essential oils are popular but can be highly dangerous for pets.” 

Love volunteering with Marin Humane? Posting a positive review on Yelp is a very simple way to support Marin Humane and it doesn’t cost a dime! Please consider giving a shout out to Marin Humane by sharing your positive experience about volunteering. Thanks in advance for letting our community know how much you enjoy your volunteer work at Marin Humane!

Have a wonderful week,

Anne and Candace