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Be bear aware. But don’t panic!

By |2023-07-20T13:41:00-07:00June 26, 2023|Advocacy|

Recently, a juvenile black bear has made a few appearances close to homes in Marin. Not surprisingly, this caused quite a stir but our friends at WildCare remind us that black bears are shy and absolutely prefer to avoid people. While awareness is important - it's just as important not to panic. If you see our wayward bruin, back away slowly and keep pets away. You can encourage the bear to move along by clapping or shouting loudly. We don't want him to become accustomed to humans and lose his natural wariness, which can lead to conflicts. While the knowledge [...]

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Declawing is unnecessary and inhumane

By |2022-06-10T15:45:14-07:00June 10, 2022|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, is an inhumane, non-therapeutic surgery that involves the amputation of the animal’s toes at the last joint. If performed on a human being, it would be like cutting off each finger at the last knuckle. According to the Paw Project, “Most [...]

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

By |2022-05-24T15:07:57-07:00May 24, 2022|Advocacy|

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 met with outrage and condemnation of Baby Girl’s guardian. As is often the case with those of us who love animals, our emotions can be quite strong when we see an image of an animal that might be in distress, or [...]

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Long-term pet fosters help people in need

By |2023-08-14T19:47:30-07:00August 5, 2021|Advocacy, Blog|

Unfortunately, we're unable to accept additional applications at this time. For more information, please contact Community Engagement. 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 touches more lives — human and animal — than any other. Now, that program is expanding to include emergency foster care for the pets [...]

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Using animals as props is inhumane and outdated

By |2021-05-06T16:37:15-07:00May 6, 2021|Advocacy, Blog|

Photo courtesy of ABC7 News 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 Ben Hueso, author of the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act of 2019, wrote “I was disappointed and appalled to see gubernatorial hopeful John Cox parade a live bear to his press conference in Sacramento today. [...]

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