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 this semester’s project, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new installments of these virtual interviews every week and more from the Student Service Club blog.

Join our Senior Roots & Shoots as they meet with Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing Animal Welfare Society. PAWS runs three captive wildlife sanctuaries throughout California where they provide a place for abandoned, abused, or retired performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade to live out their lives in peace and dignity. PAWS also investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.

Marin Humane is an advocate for the welfare of all animals, both wild and domestic. You can read more on our Advocacy Blog, including our latest post: Using Animals as Props is Inhumane and Outdated.