As you probably already know, the shelter is open by appointment only, but there are staff on campus every day to care for the animals, finalize adoptions, and respond to public inquiries online or by phone. We are utilizing a two team approach where staff are part of a cohort on either Team A or Team B. Team A staff can come to campus on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and alternating Wednesdays. Team B staff are on campus alternating Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This system is one way we are trying to minimize exposure to a wide variety of people. In this photo, Team B is having a physically-distanced meeting in the adoption hallway and showing their Marin Humane spirit!
Shelter update: We currently have 111 animals in our care with 63 in foster and 48 at the shelter. The shelter population includes 15 cats, 28 kittens, 1 dog, 1 puppy, 1 guinea pig, 1 iguana and 1 rabbit.
Adoptions update: Since March 16th, we have done 656 adoptions. This is an increase of 1% from this time last year with shelter adoptions; if you factor in Kitty Corner adoptions, we are down by 14%. For this week’s adoption slideshow, click here. And congratulations to our own shelter veterinarian Dr. Anne for adopting Sir Archibald Winston McScruffers III!
The Behavior & Training Noseletter is here! In the June B&T Noseletter you’ll hear about some successful happy ending stories for cats and dogs, get tips on what cats are saying (cat body language :-), and more stats, stories and updates. Happy reading!
Job opening: We’re currently accepting applications for a part time (28 hours/week) Customer Service Representative position. Read the Customer Service Rep Job Description for more information. This position is open until filled. To apply, please use this link to create an applicant account and complete an application. Good luck!
Animal Service Officers to the rescue! If you follow us on social media (and we sure hope you do!) perhaps you’ve read about the many wonderful acts of rescue and kindness from our officers these past few months. Recently, Officer Trumper rescued a little skunk that was caught in a snap trap in Mill Valley. And Officer Russo helped an egret who was stuck in a bush, which meant diving straight into a blackberry bush, scratches and all! Officer Roman recently found a wee opossum who was roaming an apartment building all alone in San Rafael. He was no bigger than Officer Roman’s palm and had no mom in sight, so off to WildCare he went for top-notch care until he can be released back into the wild. We thank all of our officers for their amazing work 24/7, 365 days a year!
Backyard chickens are gaining momentum: Having chickens in your very own backyard has become very popular in Marin County. To learn more about how to be prepared to take care of these new members of your family, read this week’s Tails of Marin in the Marin Independent Journal.
Anyone interested in taking a survey about their pet?! If you are 18 years or older, living in the U.S. with at least one pet, take a few minutes to answer some questions about the human/animal bond. Click this link to participate. With a little extra time on my hands, I took the survey and it was fun to answer questions about my relationship with my dog 🙂
Be well, stay active and healthy!
Anne and Candace