A slumping economy can also be a cause for concern for companion animals when it comes to feeding time. Some families have little room left in their budgets for pet food.
To lend a paw, Marin Humane Society (MHS) is ramping up their Summer Pet Food Drive, especially since they have seen an increase in need from struggling seniors and families.
Senior citizens on fixed incomes have been especially hard hit by the economic down-turn. Their companion animals are often their closest and most precious friends, yet when money is scarce, feeding dogs and cats can be a challenge.
Canned food supplies at the MHS are well-stocked, but donations of small bags of dog and cat food are urgently needed.
Donations can be dropped off at MHS (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato).
For more information, please call the MHS SHARE program coordinator at 415.506.6255.
Mia with tongue on display.
DOGS OF THE WEEK
Marin Humane Society
11 months old
Spayed Female, 33lbs
Meet sweet, sweet Mia, with a tongue that’s just a bit too long for her cute little body. Mia came to us as a fearful, cautious dog with a lot of potential. She’s been blossoming in the shelter, and she could absolutely bloom in someone’s home – especially if that person had another, compatible, dog, that she could play with. She has an enthusiastic play style, so would need to be matched with a dog with a similar style. Mia likes people, and the more she knows you, the more she affectionate she gets. She has just a bit of caution left – she worries when being picked up, and she seems a bit sensitive still when touched on her behind. Mia is a staff and volunteer favorite – take her home, and she will be yours! Watch Mia’s video!
Ideal Home: Best in a home with children 6 years or older
Ceasar waiting to meet you.
6 years old
Neutered Male, 15lbs
Mini Pinscher Mix
Caesar is the perfect size for almost any family. Even though he being at the shelter is making him a little blue, we know there is a spunky, alert dog insider, begging to show you his true potential. He is a smart fellow and very food motivated, which makes him easy to train. Caesar would do better with older children 14-16 years old and parents that have had prior experience with one or two dogs. He needs consistency in his life and someone to count on. Set up a daily routine of food, exercise, play, potty breaks, training and lots of affection and love. Caesar needs time to feel comfortable and bond with his new family. Are you willing to help Caesar rise to greatness again?
Ideal Home: Best in a home with children 16 years or older
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A lifelong dog and animal advocate, Shelley Frost wrote Your Adopted Dog: Everything You Need to Know about Rescuing and Caring for a Best Friend in Need (The Lyons Press, 2007) with coauthor Katerina Makris.
Email Shelley: [email protected], and visit www.youradopteddog.com.