Greetings volunteers,

Tomorrow, November 11th, the shelter will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. We honor and thank all the men, women, and animals for their service.

Shelter update: We currently have 223 animals in our care: 97 animals in foster and 126 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 30 dogs, 1 puppy, 41 cats, 14 kittens, 9 rabbits, 9 guinea pigs, 12 rodents, 3 reptiles, 5 birds and 2 fowl. 

Adoptions update: Another exciting week of finding forever homes for our furry friends! Congrats to all of last week’s adopters and thank you for choosing to adopt and not shop! If you’re in the market for a cuddle buddy as we head into cozy season, be sure to have a look at our available animals here. In the meantime, enjoy the adoption slideshow! And, if you’d like to know exactly who was adopted last week, here is the Adoption Report.

Volunteer High Five to Georgia Couderc & Barb Ross! “Georgia Couderc and Barb Ross have been volunteering their time, expertise and compassion at the Marin Humane Veterinary Clinic for so many years, it’s hard for us to remember a time when they weren’t volunteering! Even during the pandemic when we had to maintain a very small crew and work in teams, Barb and Georgia were there, giving loving care to all of our patients and doing the support work that keeps us going. As we have said numerous times before, we simply could not do it without them.

These superwomen work multiple days during the week. They show up in the morning with smiles and immediately jump right in: feeding, cleaning, and preparing for the day’s surgeries. They are also wonderful observers during patient recovery and alert staff with any concerns they have regarding our furry friends! The clinic staff is so grateful to have Georgia and Barb on our team and we want to thank them for their many years of service and support!” ~ Andrea Reese & Charles Graber, Vet Clinic

Happy ending: Last week we received a call that a river otter had made his way to the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center in Novato. Oh my! The reporting party called Marin Humane after seeing the otter walking in the parking lot and then into a planter box where he decided to hide out (can you spot him in the photo?!). Animal Services Officer Sleight-Panizo responded and upon arrival she evaluated the otter was healthy and very feisty. Officer Sleight-Panizo was able to safely remove the otter from the planter and put him in a carrier for relocation. With assistance from Officer Stapp, the otter was released in the Novato Creek area behind the shopping center. Just another day in the life of our Animal Services Officers … making lives happy :).

More happy endings: Do you believe in love at first sight? Because that’s what happened to Reggie Aqui, anchor of ABC7 Mornings, when he first saw Rooster during his Perfect Pet segment on ABC7 News! Just watch this video and you’ll see what we mean. Rooster had been waiting a long time for his forever home and we don’t think he could have asked for a more perfect one. Thank you so much to Reggie for adopting this scruffy sweetie!

Tails of Marin: In “How to create a compassionate Thanksgiving,” this week’s Tails of Marin suggests it’s time to say goodbye to cruel traditions, especially on a holiday that’s all about gratitude. Consider going meat-free this Thanksgiving!

Volunteer High Five to Pet Care Assistance Pet Food Delivery Volunteers! “Since the pandemic began in March 2020, staff and volunteers started delivering pet food and supplies to the clients in our Pet Care Assistance program. Now, three volunteers —Carol Hepsley, Ron Basque & Vicky Lang — are making these deliveries to clients throughout Marin County.

Carol & Ron make weekly deliveries while Vicky helps out monthly. Each trip requires a stop at Marin Humane to pick-up the bags of pet food, cat litter, or whatever is needed. Then they drive out onto the roads to make anywhere from 7-12 deliveries. Countless stairs are climbed, elevator rides taken, miles driven, and smiles delivered along with bags of pet food to very appreciative clients. A huge High Five to this team of personal delivery volunteers who ensure the Pet Care Assistance clients keep their pets happy and healthy in their homes :).” ~ Shilo Landis, Community Engagement

Have a great day!

Candace & Anne