On Track to Find Homes for More Animals Than Ever Before

MHS is extending it's "Name Your Own Adoption Fee" promotion through Oct. 31.

The Marin Humane Society has reached the halfway mark of a three-month campaign to find homes for more animals than ever before.

MHS is the only shelter in the Bay Area and one of 50 shelters nationwide competing in the Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

To qualify for grant funding, including a $100K grand prize, MHS must find homes, either through adoptions or reuniting lost animals with their guardians, for at least 300 more cats in dogs in August, September and October than we did over the same period in 2011. Our goal is to find homes for 1,200 animals between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, nearly double our number from last year.

MHS will use grant funding to increase the number of spay and neuter surgeries performed, especially in our lower-income communities, and strengthen our outreach program so that adoption animals have increased visibility throughout Marin County.

MHS kicked-off the challenge on Aug. 1 with a monthlong "Name Your Own Adoption Fee" event for cats and dogs, a first-time promotion for our organization. After one month, the number of homes found increased by more than 50 percent over last year and many adopters have opted to pay the normal adoption fee — or more. The "Name Your Own Adoption Fee" event has been so successful that MHS is extending the promotion through Oct. 31.

To help us celebrate the halfway mark of the challenge on September 15, we combined our annual Woofstock family music festival with a first-ever fee-waived adoptathon for cats and dogs. The event was a huge success with 55 animals finding homes in one day! And, as of Sept. 18, we have found homes for 600 animals!

Will you be part of the 1,200? For more information about the $100K Challenge and Name Your Own Adoption Fee event, visit the MHS website.

Adoption Center Hours: 

Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Tracy September 27, 2012 at 02:01 AM
So glad that MHS extended their promotion of "Name Your Own Adoption Fee". This is a great promotion.
Rocky September 27, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Certainly will help spread the word about MHS's promotion.


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