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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.


 

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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Using animals as props is inhumane and outdated

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
California is one of the leading states in the nation when it comes to animal welfare. So it was with great disappointment that we learned gubernatorial candidate John Cox is exploiting a bear for use as a prop during his campaign stops around the state. According to a press release on his website, State Senator …

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Untangling who’s who in animal welfare

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
A common question I’m asked is: “What are the differences between all the animal organizations?” There are numerous animal organizations — both locally and nationally — and it can be confusing to know how, or even if, they’re connected. From names like SPCA, ASPCA, humane societies and various “rescue” organizations, shifting through the alphabet soup …

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