Marin County Animal Control Program


The District is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors.

About the Agency

In 1979, Marin's eleven cities and towns and the County entered into a joint powers authority agreement to offer coordinated animal services to Marin residents. The County contracts with the Marin Humane Society for animal services. These services include licensing and pet identification, responding to calls regarding wildlife and stray animals, rescuing animals in distress, and any other animal related emergency 24-hours a day. Animal Control Services is funded by member agencies and operated by the Marin General Services Agency. 


  • Leilani Borenstein
  • Heather Bowker
  • Brian Cooley
  • Lisa Doran
  • Diana Dougherty
  • Elsie Fletcher-Rosenthal
  • Laura Goff
  • Noelle Leca
  • Robin Rodi
  • Chip Smith

Board Meetings

  • Contact Marin Humane Society at 415-883-4621 for meeting dates, times, and locations.


  • Nancy McKenna
    Chief Executive Office
    Phone: 415-883-4621
  • Captain Cindy Machado
    Director of Animal Services
    Phone: 415-883-4621