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Texas Horses Need Your Call!

We are sharing this very important action alert from the ASPCA. Please consider calling Senator John Cornyn today. Thank you! Laura DonahueTHLN Executive Director ### ACTION ALERT—PROTECT HORSES FROM SENSELESS, INHUMANE SLAUGHTER Call Sen. John Cornyn and ask that he ensure any government funding measure protects horses from going to s...

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Soon, Texas sentences will look like ...

A Chicago area man was sentenced to five years in prison last month for felony aggravated animal cruelty. The man threw two small dogs off the top of a parking garage. He allegedly acquired the dogs by responding to a “found pet” ad and posing as the dogs’ owner.

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Wilson County Should Build Its Animal...

In 2013, the residents of Wilson County passed certificates of obligation for $8.5 million to renovate their county courthouse and build a no-kill animal shelter, among other projects.   The animal shelter has not yet been built, but there is a growing number of animals in the small south Texas county that are neglected, abandoned, and...

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Round Rock’s BARK Program Protects Pe...

Police officer-dog encounters sometimes go awry, especially when officers have too little training on ways to handle situations that keep both officers and pets safe. According to the Austin American-Statesman, after two controversial dog shootings in 2014, the Round Rock police department began to offer a new program called BARK (Be A...

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Developing: Advocates Plead for Justi...

In late October of 2016, San Antonio police were called to the home of a foster who was supposed to be taking care of a young lab mix named Trooper. Although THLN is still learning about this case, we know that Trooper was found deceased in the foster’s bathtub. We also know that the San Antonio Police Department stayed in the foster h...

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Taking Tethering Laws Local - Breakin...

Apart from a few Texas lawmakers most people agree tethering animals outdoors without basic protections from weather, and without adequate care and exercise, is inhumane. And while states around the country work to pass their own versions of inhumane tethering legislation, some animal protection groups are keeping it local.

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A Parked Car Can Become An Oven in Mi...

LA’s City Attorney told reporters recently that charges, fines, and jail time were a possibility for people leaving their animals in a parked car in the heat. "The facts are so clear: It takes just 15 minutes for an animal to suffer brain damage when temperatures soar on a hot summer day in a parked vehicle," he said. "Cracking a windo...

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Animal Welfare Advocates Praise New Law

Our state’s second-largest newspaper didn’t just write a wonderful article about the animal cruelty bill we passed in the Legislature this session. The Houston Chronicle named THLN in the second paragraph of this story as the organization whose work with DA offices across Texas resulted in the passage of the bill! “Senate Bill 762 is ...

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Training can improve dog-officer enco...

“This was an outcome that no one wanted.” – Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau on the shooting of two emotional support dogs. This past weekend in Minneapolis, a police officer responding to a home security alarm entered the backyard of the LeMay household and shot the family’s two dogs, Ciroc and Rocko.

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Know and share the "five-second rule"

It's July and summer temps are just getting heated in Texas. We love this tip for testing the pavement when walking your dogs, courtesy of the Moon Valley Canine Training Center in Sonoma, Calif.The five-second rulePlace the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can't keep it there for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog.  ...

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