Greetings Volunteers,

From time to time I have to stop myself from listening to the news and remember all the Good Sam’s out there doing good deeds. This week we’re sharing two stories of good deeds done for animals. Read on for some sweet inspiration.

Shelter update: We currently have 187 animals in our care: 85 animals in foster and 102 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 18 dogs, 3 puppies, 32 cats, 28 kittens, 7 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 3 rodents, 2 reptiles, 3 birds and 4 fowl. 

Adoptions update: So many lives made happy this past week! So many happy animals and so many loving families! Watch this week’s adoption slideshow to brighten your day. 

A good deed! We LOVE these photos taken by Patricia Taylor who happened upon a very sweet scene this past Saturday. Officer Mark McAffee of the Sausalito Police Department was escorting a wayward juvenile cormorant who was blocking traffic on Bridgeway Blvd. Marin Humane Animal Services Officer Adrienne Russo then arrived on scene and transported the young bird to WildCare. Thank you, Officer McAffee, for protecting, serving, and escorting this adorable sea bird to safety! 

B&Tea Blog: Do you think dogs have a sense of humor? Dog Pet Pal Neil Lurssen weighs in with this blog post, “Laughing with Your Dogs.” If you have some good stories about your dog’s funny antics, please share!

More good deedsNear the end of August, two Chihuahuas were brought in to Marin Humane as strays after a Good Samaritan “finder” had spent many hours looking for them around her neighborhood in Hamilton because she heard them barking behind her house the night before. A few days later, Sam Winegarner, Animal Care Manager, saw a Facebook post from a lost pet’s page in Vallejo with photos matching the two dogs. The guardian had been missing his two dogs for a week, but from Vallejo! The Customer Service staff contacted the guardian and he left Vallejo right away to come get them. The mystery of how the dogs made their way from Vallejo to Novato is still unsolved, but Bambi and Meech left the shelter microchipped so if they ever get out again they will be reunited even faster! Thanks to all the parties who played a crucial role in reuniting these two sweet pups with their grateful dad!

Tails of Marin: Our pets rely on us to take care of them when they’re sick or injured but if we’re not prepared, that panic and confusion can hinder our ability to help when they need us most. The best way to increase your chances of responding quickly and calmly to a pet emergency is to familiarize yourself with basic pet first aid. In this week’s Tails of Marin, “Be Prepared for Pet Emergencies” we share some tips to take, but better yet, get hands-on experience at our upcoming pet first aid and CPR workshop (masked and socially distanced) on October 2. To learn more and to register for this workshop, click here.

We’re hiring! Join our awesome Marin Humane staff and do good deeds every day! There are several job postings on our Employment webpage. We’re looking for a full time Adoption Assistant/Alternative Placement Specialist at the Novato campus, an Adoption Program Assistant at Kitty Corner, an Animal Care Technician, and Bi-Lingual Dog Training Instructor. If you or someone you know find one of these opportunities of interest, apply now!

Have a wonderful week and e well,

Candace & Anne