The Five Freedoms are internationally accepted standards of care developed in 1965 by Britain’s Farm Animal Welfare Council. The Five Freedoms ensure that we meet the mental and physical needs of animals in our care and provide us with important knowledge to find the best possible homes.

In this lesson, our Humane Education Coordinator will show you how Marin Humane uses the Five Freedoms to provide for the animals in our shelter. You’ll also get the chance to learn about how to use the 5 Freedoms to care for your own pets.

Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to draw a picture of your companion animal living its best life with the five freedoms. Upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram and tag @marinhumane!