Marin Humane Society Organizes Summer Pet Food Drive to Assist Low-Income Pet Guardians

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Donations will help more than 300 pets of people in need

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SHARE volunteer Barbara Grace Pike with program coordinator Annie Humphrey.

With the public's help, we can make the summer season a little brighter for hundreds of Marin's less fortunate pets and their guardians.

Marin pets need your help! The Marin Humane Society(MHS) has organized a Summer Pet Food Drive to accommodate a significant increase in demand for pet food from low-income pet guardians. Donations from the public will be used to deliver much-needed supplies to the Humane Society’s 216 SHARE (Special Human-Animal Relationships) clients and provide support to other pet guardians in need. Donations may be delivered to the Marin Humane Society (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato). Financial contributions (earmarked “SHARE Food Program”) can be mailed or delivered to the MHS Development Department or made online at

“Requests for pet food and supplies continue to come into the SHARE office daily,” says Annie Humphrey, SHARE program coordinator. “With the public’s help, we can make the summer season a little brighter for hundreds of Marin’s less fortunate pets and their guardians. It becomes one less thing to worry about knowing that your companion animal’s needs can be met.”

Program coordinators report a healthy stock of canned food, but of particular need are SMALL bags of dry dog and cat food (small bags are easier for senior clients to handle). Financial contributions are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional pet supplies.

The Marin Humane Society’s SHARE program provides a lifeline for 216 low-income pet guardians in times of need. Ongoing assistance is offered in the form of pet food, veterinary care, home visits, and emergency boarding for pets in the event of hospitalization of the client. A healthy supply of pet food donations also enables the Society to provide one-time assistance for other pet guardians in need and to coordinate with local human needs organizations to distribute pet food and supplies to their clients.

Visit for more information or watch a video about the MHS SHARE program online.


The Marin Humane Society offers refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, and more. MHS is a local, independent organization and does not receive operating funds from national organizations. In addition to our role as non-profit animal shelter, MHS is responsible for upholding county and municipal animal services ordinances through a Joint Powers Agreement contract with the County of Marin. Visit

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