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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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Star Telegram Shares the News on SB 762!

On July 7th (online) and July 9th the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Anna Tinsley blogged about our success this session for animals!  As Anna shared: "Don’t mess with Texas animals. That’s the message state lawmakers sent when they passed — and Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law — a measure to crack down on anyone in this state who torture...

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How Did Our Animals Fare in the 85th ...

Sunday marked the last day Governor Abbott could sign or veto a bill, and as you may have heard, Senate Bill 762 - our bill to address violent animal cruelty - was signed!

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Texas Governor Signs Cruelty Bill!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Signs Bill to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws: SB 762 Will Increase Punishment for Offenses Such as Torture, Killing and Poisoning Austin, TX (June 10, 2017) – Last night, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that would increase the punishment for violent animal cruelty offenses and address loopholes that h...

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UPDATE on SB 762 - Animal Cruelty Bill!

SB 762, our bill to increase penalties for the most violent acts of animal cruelty, passed the legislature Sunday night and was sent to the Governor today! Please contact Governor Abbott today and ask that he sign SB 762 into law! His contact form is located at https://gov.texas.gov/contact/contact.aspx

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URGENT ACTION! We have 7 days to stre...

SB 762, our bill to strengthen our felony cruelty statute in Texas, has passed the Senate thanks to your calls and emails! The bill is now awaiting a hearing date for the House floor - but we just have seven days until the deadline!

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URGENT ACTION for chained dogs in Texas!

Our bill to help cruelly chained and tethered dogs in Texas is on the Senate floor! Please make the call for Senate Bill 1090 ASAP! Imagine being chained 24/7 blazing heat, freezing ice, or sleeting rain. Thousands of dogs across the state only know life like this and many dogs die as a result of inhumane tethering. Strangulation, hea...

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