Contact: John Reese, COO
415.506.6260

Donations will assist more than 300 companion animals in need in Marin

(NOVATO, CA, July 1, 2014) — Marin pets need your help! The Marin Humane Society has organized a Summer Pet Food Drive to replenish critically low supplies of pet food that supports low-income pet guardians. Donations will be used to deliver much-needed supplies to the Humane Society’s 222 SHARE (Special Human-Animal Relationships) clients and provide support to dozens of others in need each month. Donations may be delivered to the Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato.

Financial contributions are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional food. Financial contributions can be made by mailing a check to the address above, online at MarinHumaneSociety.org or by calling 415.506.6259.

Of particular need are canned cat food and dry dog food.

“Requests for pet food and supplies continue to come into the SHARE office daily,” says Annie Humphrey, SHARE program coordinator. “With the public’s help, we can make the summer season a little brighter for hundreds of Marin’s less fortunate pets and their guardians. It becomes one less thing to worry about knowing that their pet’s basic needs can be met.”

Funded entirely by donations and grants, the SHARE program provides a lifeline for 222 low-income pet guardians in times of need. Ongoing assistance is offered in the form of pet food, veterinary care, home visits, and emergency boarding for pets in the event of hospitalization of the client. A healthy supply of donated pet food also enables the Society to provide one-time assistance for dozens of others in need and to coordinate with local human needs organizations in Marin to distribute pet food and supplies to their clients.

The Marin Humane Society (MHS) offers refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. MHS is a local, independent organization and does not receive operating funds from national organizations. In addition to our role as a non-profit, private animal organization, MHS is responsible for upholding county and municipal animal services ordinances through
a Joint Powers Agreement contract with the County of Marin.