The Marin Humane Society was considered a trailblazer in the 1970s when we introduced progressive spay/neuter and humane education programs, and we have made considerable progress since then in addressing pet overpopulation. A significant reduction in animals entering our shelter coupled with a high adoption rate means that every adoptable animal who comes through our doors is given as much time as he or she needs to find a home.
Unfortunately, across the country many shelters are forced to euthanize adoptable animals due to insufficient resources. The Marin Humane Society has implemented a regional solution. Our Pet Partnership Program helps alleviate the burden faced by overcrowded shelters and gives animals facing euthanasia a second chance at life. We partner with dozens of overcrowded shelters in Northern California to bring more than 1,000 animals each year to Marin so they can be adopted into permanent homes.
Animals transferred to MHS through the Pet Partnership Program have been housed in our Intake Center since its completion in 2009. Cat and dog intake rooms are used for initial processing and evaluation of animals, while separate housing areas provide quiet, comfortable lodging and serve as a rehabilitation area for animals undergoing medical treatment. The function and flexibility of the Intake Center allows for a much faster intake and evaluation process, and minimizes the risk of disease spreading to our existing shelter population.
For more information about the MHS Pet Partnership Program, please call 415.883.4621.