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A Newborn and a Puppy: A Marinmom's true tale of SPN (Sudden Power Nurturing) including advice on puppy training (get it!) by Alfia Wallace

Pet Resources in Marin: for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, reptiles and more Coming Soon!

Ask the Vet! Pose your animal care questions to

Rabbits: Bunnylove in Marin! Have respect for these frisky nibblers! Coming Soon!

Samuel "Meower" Chickenlivers & Alfred Wallace

Humane Societies, Sanctuaries:

Marin County Humane Society: The place the get a great pet friend who needs a home! Education & volunteer opportunities too. 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. in Novato. 883-4621

Terwilliger Wildlife Sanctuary: Abbot Park Lane and B Street in San Rafael. Nature education and wildlife rehabilitation. This is the place to call to learn about local wildlife (they can set up small nature education tours) or if you encounter a local wild animal who needs medical care. Gen. info.: 456-7283, Offices open M-F 8.30 am - 4.30 pm 453-1000

The Marine Mammal Center: a santuary for marine mammals open to the public every day from 10 am - 4 pm. Located in the Marin Headlands, north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Volunteer and education opportunities. Call 979-4357 for directions.

Go to the Family Ties *

Pets for KidsBook Selection: Pets: A Guide for Kids by Frances Chrystie. A comprehensive handbookfor kids on the care, understanding, and appreciation of birds, cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles, farm animals, wild animals, and many more - includes current information on illnesses and first-aid remedies. Click on the bookcover to order your copy today.

Zoos & Aquariums:

San Francisco Zoo: Check out the wonderful primate habitats. Children's and petting zoo. The Insect Zoo is very popular with little boys! Educational programs. Open every day 753-7080

Steinhart Aquarium: Fabulous huge tanks of Tropical fish, penguins and reptiles in SF's Golden Gate Park. Touch Tidepool, Shark & Ray Roundabout. At the CA Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, SF. 750-7145

Oakland Zoo: Home to over 375 animals from 125 different species living in lush, naturalistic settings. Open daily 10 am - 4 pm. 510-632-9525

SF Zoo: Visit the Primate Habitats!

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