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Advocacy Blog

Since its founding in 1907, Marin Humane has been a leading voice when it comes to advocating for animals. It’s something ingrained in our DNA. We keep our finger on the pulse of important issues, collaborate with other advocates, lend our voice when needed, and lobby for change.


 

Declawing is unnecessary and inhumane

Categories: Advocacy
Recently, a beautiful cat with bright green eyes and a pink nose named Sunny was surrendered to Marin Humane for biting her guardian five times. It didn’t take long to learn the likely reason Sunny was biting—she’d been declawed. Declawing, once touted as a solution to a cat’s pesky scratching of furniture or other places, …

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There’s always more to the story when people give up their pets

Categories: Advocacy
A now-viral photo of a dog tied to a fire hydrant
By now, you’ve likely seen the heartbreaking photo of a dog named Baby Girl that was tied to a fire hydrant with a bag of food and toys, along with a heart-wrenching note from her guardian about why she couldn’t keep her beloved friend. At first, the photo and story, which quickly went viral, were …

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Plea for adopters and foster homes after Angora rabbits abandoned at shelter

Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Special Cases
Eight beautiful Angora rabbits were left outside Marin Humane’s Novato shelter in the early morning hours Wednesday, along with a note asking to find homes for them. The rabbits, large Angoras, were left in cardboard boxes. “While we’re grateful the rabbits are safe, taking in this many unexpectedly, along with the 23 other bunnies in …

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Long-term pet fosters help people in need

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
Marin Humane’s Pet Safety Net program provides free pet food, supplies, medication, financial support for veterinary care and even “pet deposits” for rental properties to struggling pet parents. There are many great programs we’re proud of at Marin Humane, but over the past couple of years, the Pet Safety Net has emerged as one that …

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Glue traps are cruel and inhumane — it’s time to stop using them!

Categories: Advocacy
Thirteen years ago, I had just moved into a large apartment complex in New Jersey. One evening, I peered underneath the bed to retrieve an item that had fallen and rolled out of sight. It was at that moment I spotted something that seemed completely out of place. I shrank away from the object in …

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