Greetings Volunteers,

It’s March 31st … where did March go?

Shelter update: We currently have 118 animals in our care: 67 animals in foster and 51 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 18 dogs, 2 puppies, 20 cats, 4 kittens, 3 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, and 1 pigeon. 

Adoptions update: Congrats to the many families who adopted their new furry friend over the past week! In fact, we’ve made 1,815 adoptions since March 16, 2020! Enjoy the adoption slideshow of the most recent happy beginnings.

Workshop for feline lovers! Cats are probably one of the most misunderstood of all domestic animals. But fear not, Marin Humane is offering two workshops to help you communicate clearly with your cat and deepen your relationship: “What is My Cat Saying” and “Feline Environment Enrichment.” Read a description of each workshop and register here.

Workshop for the entire family! Our ever-popular virtual Paint Your Pet Workshop is BACK! We opened up this fun workshop to painters and pet-lovers of all ages last time and it was a blast. Grab a coffee or some fresh OJ and join us on the morning of Saturday, May 8th (via Zoom!) to create a one-of-a-kind piece to hang on your own wall, or paint a friend or family member’s pet to craft a handmade gift from the heart (for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, perhaps?). Our experienced instructor will provide you with a canvas complete with a sketch of your pet, plus painting supplies, and plenty of instruction throughout the workshop. All you need to do is provide a photo of your pet ahead of time and bring the good vibes! Get all the details and register here.

B&Tea Blog: Dipping your toe in the Behavior & Training water or already deeply immersed? If you can’t get enough, check out the new B&Tea blog and this week’s post written by volunteer extraordinaire Kim Bromley, “Plan B – what’s next for your pet if you are out of the picture?

Tails of Marin: Did you know that the most common violent crime in Marin County is domestic violence? This week’s edition features a guest column written by someone from the Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP), which protects and advocates for survivors of domestic violence. Marin Humane partners with C4DP and this week’s Tails of Marin article explores how and why.

Celebrating a decade with CEO Nancy McKenney: Earlier this month, Nancy celebrated her 10 year anniversary at the helm of Marin Humane! Read more about Nancy’s lifelong commitment to animals on this post. Congratulations Nancy!!

Be well!

Anne and Candace