Edited by Elaine Sichel & Pam Williams. Photos & photo editing by Sumner W. Fowler
Marine Humane Society (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949), 2007. 96 pages, hardcover. $24.95.
Reviewed by Merritt Clifton
Founder rode a policeman’s horse
Involved until age 98
Mel Morse & era of innovation
Morse moved on to head Humane Society of the U.S.
The Diane Allevato era
Possibly not coincidentally, Marin County during Allevato’s tenure at Marin Humane attracted a constellation of national animal advocacy organizations, each founded elsewhere but finding Marin congenial to further growth. Among them are the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Humane Farming Association, and In Defense of Animals.
While Tompkins and Morse initiated the Marin Humane tradition of working closely with national groups, Allevato expanded it to include active national outreach in shelter improvement, humane education, and disaster relief.