Pit Bulls – Can a Dog Named Pork Chop Possibly Be a Killer?

By |2024-02-27T13:03:53-08:00February 27, 2024|Behavior & Training|

The author with a friend     By Neil Lurssen Anyone who has worked in a dog rescue shelter will tell you that Pit Bulls and other members of the Bully family are among the most lovable, loyal and entertaining of all. They are also the most frequently surrendered to shelters, confiscated, rescued as strays or found abandoned. They are the Oliver Twists of the canine world – creatures that, more than any other breed, have been abused by humans down the years when all that most of them seem to want is affection. [...]

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Busman’s Holiday

By |2024-01-15T16:02:38-08:00January 15, 2024|Behavior & Training|

By Kim Bromley First recorded in the United Kingdom in 1893 (according to my AI), the idea that a busman, or a person who drives a bus to make a living, would use bus transport for their holiday was one of ironic amusement. I’ve been active in animal shelter life for thirty years, so naturally when I go on vacation - or holiday, as it’s known in Brit influenced parts of the world - I visit animal shelters. Needless to say, I’m fun to travel with [eye roll emoji here]. I’ve seen shelters of all stripes, [...]

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OVERSEAS ADVENTURE ANIMALS

By |2022-06-11T15:06:13-07:00June 11, 2022|Behavior & Training|

Getting a lift instead of giving one Since the beginning of 2022, both Susie Harper and I have had the joy and pleasure of traveling to North Africa, Susie to Morocco and I to Egypt (and Jordan, which is technically part of Eurasia). For this blog we’ve teamed up with our collective photos and our conflicted thoughts about experiencing other animals (we’ll leave the human species for other bloggers) in different cultures. Moroccan cats       Susie and I had the first world privilege of traveling with the same well-known tour [...]

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Not All PAWS Are For Entertainment

By |2021-05-07T08:25:01-07:00May 7, 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 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 [...]

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Square Peg: Where Everyone Fits

By |2021-04-23T12:35:14-07:00April 23, 2021|Blog, Humane Education, Special Cases|

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 [...]

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