Above & Beyond

We’re inspired by the young animal lovers in our community!

Whether it’s donating the day’s take from a lemonade stand, hand-making toys for shelter kitties, or choosing Marin Humane for their school community service hours, we’re grateful to these young animal advocates and applaud their generosity on behalf of the animals. Take a look at who’s made valuable contributions to Marin Humane.

If you’re a student and would like to do a special project that benefits the shelter animals, you can gather inspiration from the story below. If you’re completing your project for community service hours, contact our Humane Education coordinator at 415.506.6288 for more information. You can collect items from our Wish List, coordinate a pet food drive for our Pet Care Assistance program, or organize a fundraising event (bake sale, car wash, lemonade stand) and donate the proceeds to Marin Humane. Another idea is to ask that in lieu of gifts for your birthday or holiday, donations be made to the animals in your honor!


A donation in honor of Drake the guinea pig

Categories: Blog, Compassion In Action
We recently received the sweetest letter along with a very meaningful donation from a young supporter named Penelope. Her letter read: “Dear Marin Humane, Hi, I’m Penelope and I’m 10 years old. I adopted a guinea pig from your shelter about a year ago his name was Drake. I still have him along with another …

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A wagon full of birthday gifts!

Categories: Blog, Compassion In Action
Emma recently celebrated her 8th birthday and instead of gifts for herself, she asked for donations for the shelter animals. Her friends and family really delivered because she brought us a wagonload of supplies as well as a generous cash donation! She was so excited to meet Heidi, one of our Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer …

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A birthday gift… for the animals!

Categories: Blog, Compassion In Action
When Sydney celebrated her 8th birthday, she decided there was something she wanted even more than presents – she wanted to help the shelter animals. She raised money amongst her friends and family and was ultimately able to donate $185 to animals in need. We’re so grateful for Sydney’s kind and giving heart and we …

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Never too young!

Categories: Compassion In Action, Other
Little Ava came into the shelter carrying a bag of cat food to donate. She just turned two years old, and her parents are teaching her the value of donating to good causes. As you can see, Ava loves kitties and is very gentle when greeting them. The shelter cats thank you, Ava!

Who doesn’t love TREATS??

Categories: Compassion In Action
Bradford and Colton raised $150 from their treat stand and donated the money to Marin Humane. This is the third summer in a row they have donated their proceeds to us! Thank you, guys – you rock!