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When Cuteness Causes Suffering

By |2021-03-25T14:28:21-07:00March 25, 2021|Advocacy|

Buckey, post-surgery, faces a long road to recovery. Late last month, a woman brought a 5- to 6-week-old puppy to Marin Humane and said she found it outside a store in Novato. The poor little pup, likely an English bulldog or American bully, had clear deformities in its legs and couldn’t walk. Our veterinarians quickly determined it had a congenital deformity in its front legs that would require round-the-clock care, multiple orthopedic surgeries and months of physical therapy to help it walk and live a happy life. Our staff further suspected the puppy was [...]

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Be sure to include your pets in your disaster plan

By |2020-08-24T18:10:48-07:00August 24, 2020|Blog|

Originally published in the Marin Independent Journal on Aug 24, 2020 We’ve had quite a summer, haven’t we? As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, Mother Nature also threw in an intense heat wave, rarely seen lightning storms and now, wildfires and heavy smoke throughout the region. Add rolling power outages to that and we’re all being pushed to our limits. It can make one feel quite powerless (no pun intended). But a great way to feel empowered is to make sure you and your family —including your pets, of course — are well-prepared for disasters. While [...]

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35 Years on the Front Lines

By |2019-08-15T14:19:32-07:00August 17, 2019|Blog|

Marin Humane is celebrating the very special anniversary of one of its most notable employees, Animal Services Director Captain Cindy Machado. Years of employment: 35 First job at Marin Humane: Animal Services Officer First animal cruelty case: “I was involved in the rescue of a horse who had been severely abused. That case made me determined to always protect animals from their abusers.” On the changing role of animal services: “There were many more stray dogs running around Marin in the 1980s and more cases of animal cruelty and neglect. But thanks to visionary leadership, things [...]

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Keeping Animals out of Shelters

By |2019-08-15T14:17:10-07:00August 13, 2019|Blog, Lives Made Happy|

Every day, certain pet guardians are faced with the heart-wrenching possibility of having to rehome their beloved pets. Many people are confronted with the challenge of having to balance their pet’s needs with changes in their lives. Some become overwhelmed by financial costs and still others find themselves at their wit’s end because of a behavior issue with their pet. They believe there is no alternative but to surrender their pet to a shelter. While we are honored by their trust, one of our goals is to keep pets at home with those who love them, [...]

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Humane Lobby Day 2019

By |2019-06-10T13:15:56-07:00June 10, 2019|Advocacy|

Since its inception in 1907, Marin Humane has advocated for animals. Its founder, San Anselmo resident Ethel Tompkins, demanded that the horses being used to transport heavy lumber were given adequate water and rest. Soon after, she opened the fledgling animal shelter — and advocacy continues to be a central tenant of the work of Marin Humane to this day. Last week, Marin Humane staff attended Humane Lobby Day at the state capitol. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Humane Lobby Day brings advocates from around the [...]

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