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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.


 

Six animal-friendly alternatives to eggs

Categories: Advocacy
This article was originally published in the Marin Independent Journal.  Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article on the availability of eggs in Bay Area grocery stores. The pun-laden piece interviewed customers and shared some of their theories as to why the shelves seemed emptier than usual. It ended with a quote from a …

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Prop 26 Provides a Financial “Lifeline” to the Horseracing Industry with a Terrible Animal Safety Record

Categories: Advocacy
Organizations across the state dedicated to the humane treatment of animals have come together to announce their opposition to Proposition 26 which will be on the November 2022 ballot. Prop 26 contains a provision that allows in-person sports betting at private horse racetracks in addition to tribal casinos. This amounts to a special interest giveaway …

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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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