What Does It Take to Be A Dog Trainer?

By |2021-02-26T09:08:38-08:00February 26, 2021|Blog, Humane Education|

Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs are part of the national Roots & Shoots program started by Dr. Jane Goodall. For their project this semester, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new [...]

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Emergency Kits for Pet Care Assistance

By |2020-11-02T15:19:00-08:00November 2, 2020|Blog, Humane Education|

Each semester, the participants in the Roots and Shoots Student Service Club choose a service project to benefit the community. In January, the two clubs decided to create Emergency Kits for the 200 clients in Marin Humane's Pet Care Assistance Program. The purpose of these emergency kits would be to prepare clients in the event of an evacuation, especially during fire season. This was a hefty project. To begin, the club would need to raise the funds and collect donations to create the kits. Then, they would need to order materials and assemble the kits. Lastly, the [...]

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Roots & Shoots Meeting #6

By |2019-04-23T15:54:36-07:00April 23, 2019|Blog, Humane Education, Other|

Senior Roots & Shoots / Student Advocates Club On Tuesday our senior group took a field trip to a Novato resident's property to see bee boxes. Two of Marin Humane's volunteers, Bonnie and Gary, run Bonnie Bee & Company - A company that is "committed to providing a local source for bees and reliable support (through classes, private lessons and hive management) for area beekeepers." Bonnie and Gary outfitted us with protective gear (a range of full bee suits to just hoods depending on our comfort level) and we spent 45 minutes learning about bees! Did [...]

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Animal Care Club Meets Farm Sanctuary

By |2019-03-08T13:47:00-08:00March 7, 2019|Blog, Humane Education, Other|

Today Animal Care Club was visited by Maddie Krasno from Farm Sanctuary. Students learn about the conditions farmed animals live in an how Farm Sanctuary helps. Farm Sanctuary has two locations in California and New York, where they rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been saved from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. At the sanctuaries, rescued residents are given the care and love they need to recover from abuse and neglect. All of the animals enjoy nourishing food, clean barns, and green pastures each and every day. Students [...]

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Roots and Shoots Meets an Officer

By |2019-03-07T15:46:57-08:00February 28, 2019|Blog, Humane Education|

Each meeting our Student Service clubs engage in an activity to help the shelter and I always aim to have them meet someone who works at the shelter. This week, the Roots and Shoots club met Officer Darlington, one of our Animal Services Officers. Officer Darlington told us all about her job and the calls she gets each day - both typical and atypical. Her most recent adventure involved rescuing a turkey that had crashed through a woman's window and got trapped in her house! Officer Darlington came to the rescue and was able to capture [...]

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