Lisa Bloch, East Bay Times

Lisa Bloch

East Bay Times

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Past articles by Lisa:

Declawing your kitty is unnecessary and inhumane

Declawing, once touted as a solution to a cat’s pesky scratching of furniture or other places, is an inhumane, non-therapeutic surgery that involves the amputation of the animal’s toes at the last … → Read More

How to keep your pets safe and happy during the holidays

With holiday lights twinkling inside and outside homes, Christmas trees up and decorated with ornaments, and lots of activity, it’s clear we’re in holiday season. While it’s a festive time for most… → Read More

It’s important to keep your pets warm this winter

Winter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to bring out the heavy coats, rain jackets, boots and warm blankets for everyone in the family. But what about our pets? Most people, especially in… → Read More

How to keep pets safe this Halloween

Sadly, it looks like Halloween won’t be the same this year, as we continue our long slog through the COVID-19 pandemic. But many of us will still be celebrating, albeit in slightly different ways t… → Read More

Why you don’t want a puppy from a puppy farm – Marin Independent Journal

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more people wanting pets than ever before. For someone like me who works in animal welfare, that’s been the best news to come out of all of this. The demand at… → Read More

Marin Voice: Show compassion for pet owners as well as pets

One of the things I Iove most about living in Marin is how much people value animals. Pets are considered family, wildlife is appreciated, and progressive approaches to animal welfare are embraced.… → Read More

You love dogs, he doesn’t — can this relationship survive? – Marin Independent Journal

ionship survive?It’s probably no surprise to learn that 67% of American households have a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. That number has grown every year, but not as quick… → Read More

Be sure to include your pets in your disaster plan

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 … → Read More

Cats need to see the veterinarian regularly, too

When I was a child my family always had cats. But as I look back, I realize we weren’t always the best pet guardians. Sure, we loved the many cats we had but beyond getting them spayed or neutered,… → Read More

COVID-19 brings changes to Marin Humane

It’s hard to believe we’re almost five months out from Marin’s first stay-at-home order. It’s been a strange and difficult time for everyone. At Marin Humane, we’ve experienced a combination of unc… → Read More

Want backyard chickens? Be prepared

The pandemic has affected so many facets of life. One I’ve noticed among my friends and neighbors is a growing interest in keeping backyard chickens. Raising and keeping backyard chickens began to … → Read More

Crate training isn’t just for dogs

When Sam Winegarner got a call at work from a neighbor that her front door was ajar, her first thought was for her two indoor cats. The neighbor was able to get one of the cats to come to her but W… → Read More

How to make an animal’s end-of-life more peaceful

If you’ve ever had a pet, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the grief that comes with saying goodbye to these special members of our family whose time on Earth is all-too-short. More often than not, t… → Read More

Every day is a good day to celebrate bees

Now that I’m working from home (like most people who are able to), I’ve been going on many more walks and hikes. Walking in particular allows me to slow down, admire neighbors’ gardens, breathe in … → Read More

Marin plays host to baby wildlife in spring; help keep them safe

Last week, an observant San Anselmo resident noticed a large owlet sitting on the side of the road. The Good Samaritan called Marin Humane and one of our animal services officers went to investigat… → Read More

Animal services officers help both animals and people

No two days are ever the same. Not all of us can say that about our work, but animal services officers certainly can. In Marin, animal services officers (called animal control officers in many comm… → Read More

Two kitties are better than one

If you’ve ever had a cat, you’re likely familiar with this scenario: It’s around 4 a.m. and the kitty is hungry and/or bored. Moments later, you’re pounced upon or that glass of water on the nights… → Read More

The most important way to prevent neglected, stray and unwanted animals

Can you guess the single most important tool in preventing neglected, stray and unwanted animals? Yep, it’s spaying and neutering. This one, fairly simple procedure has made a tremendous impact on … → Read More

Finding the best tools to safely walk your dog

Stroll through any pet supply store and you’ll see a huge variety of collars, leashes, harnesses and other tools to help you safely walk your dog. But, which to choose? The answer depends on your d… → Read More

Rodenticides are wreaking havoc on Marin’s wildlife – Marin Independent Journal

Sausalito resident Rona Spiegel has long enjoyed seeing wildlife near her home, and recently she was able to regularly watch an adorable pair of foxes playing. But last week, she sadly discovered o… → Read More