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You can help make Texas a safer place for animals by spending just a few minutes of your time during the legislative session. By signing up for THLN's Action Alerts and responding to them with calls and faxes to your legislators, you can help pass humane legislation that make a huge difference to animals in the state of Texas. Every phone call and fax helps!

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4.09.14 Alert: Puppy and Kitten Season Is Upon Us - How you can help!

Quick Summary: Spring has sprung and a bumper crop of cuteness is here! Most local animal rescue organizations become very full and the shelters are anticipating dozens more litters of puppies and kittens. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

3.31.14 Alert: THLN's 6th Annual Advocacy Conference

Quick Summary: Save the Date! THLN's 6th Annual Advocacy Conference September 5-6 at the Hotel Palomar in Dallas TX. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

3.27.14 Alert: Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Meeting Notice - March 31, 2014

Quick Summary: You have a chance to give vital feedback to TDLR about the program in person. TDLR invites you to make your voice heard by attending a public meeting on March 31, 2014 (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM) at the Wyndham Garden Hotel at 3401 South IH-35, in Austin. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

3.15.14 Alert: A Tale of Two Rattlesnake Round-Ups

Quick Summary: THLN applauds the City of Round Rock's Inaugural Texas Rattlesnake Festival for their true celebration of the Texas rattlesnake. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

3.04.14 Alert: The Quest to Eliminate Puppy Mills in Texas: A Look at the Licensed Breeder Program 18 Months After the Passage of HB 1451

Quick Summary: The Commercial Dog & Cat Breeder Act had more opposition than any other legislation ever to fall under TDLR's purview, but THLN did not give up the fight and succeeded in helping pass HB 1451. So, roughly 18 months since the passage of the bill, how does it fare? TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

2.21.14 Alert: The Feds Get It Right! It is Now a Federal Crime to Attend a Dog Fight and Stricter Penalties for Bringing a Child

Quick Summary: In February of 2014, Congress passed a provision in the Farm Bill to crack down on animal fighting. The provision included in the Farm Bill will strengthen federal animal fighting laws by making a federal offense in attending an animal fight as well as imposing penalties for bringing a child under the age of 16 to an animal fighting event. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

2.14.14 Alert: Have a Heart and Help Prevent Cruel Horse Soring!

Quick Summary: Soring is the intentional infliction of pain on the hooves and legs of certain show horses done solely to exaggerate their gait in order to win prizes and money. Sored horses often live in constant and extreme pain throughout their show ring careers. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

2.06.14 Alert: How You Can Get Involved in Local Elections to Make a Difference for Animals in Texas

Quick Summary: March 4 is primary election day. You as a constituent have the power to influence your lawmakers and possibly shape important future animal welfare legislation in 2015 simply by getting involved in your local primary elections. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

1.28.14 Alert: DESTRUCTIVE KING AMENDMENT DROPPED FROM FEDERAL FARM BILL!

Quick Summary: The King Amendment, described as a "race to the bottom", threatened to erase hard fought state protections for animals used by commercial breeders, including those in Texas. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

1.22.14 Alert: Great news for Texans from the Capitol! Horses are Safe from Slaughter in the US for Another Year!

Quick Summary: The omnibus Appropriations Bill keeps American horses safe from slaughter plants on American soil for another year. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

1.17.14 Alert: Please Help Protect Texas Wildlife from Cruel and Inhumane Removal Methods from Their Dens!

Quick Summary: The TPWD is currently taking public comments on a proposed ban on "gassing" -- the use of gasoline and other noxious substances -- to force reptiles, amphibians, coyotes and other non-game animals from their dens. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

9.26.12 Alert: Help Identify and Report Puppy and Kitten Mills in Texas

Quick Summary: The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) needs the public's help to bring "outlaw" breeders into compliance. TAKE ACTION! Click here to help.

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