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Volunteer Spotlight: Cheryl Martinez

Our second-ever Volunteer Spotlight shines on Cheryl Martinez, the South Texas Chapter President of THLN!

Cheryl learned about our organization when she attended her first Humane Lobby Day. She was there in her role as founder and president of People Assisting Animal Control. This amazing organizatio...

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Humane legislation for equines—stop h...

Horses need our help! For more than a decade, Congress has rejected the idea of tax money subsidizing horse slaughter, but the fate of American equines now hangs in the balance—the U.S. House Committee on Rules recently rejected two amendments that would keep horse slaughter from returning to the United States for the first time sin...

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Join the Global March for Elephants i...

The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos takes place in cities worldwide this weekend, including a Dallas rally at the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge (109 Continental Avenue) this Sunday, October 8, from 2 to 4pm. Join ...

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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and we want to encourage you to spend some time this month spreading the word and educating your friends and family about the importance of adopting shelter pets.

The ASPCA estimates that approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, and many wonde...

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Animal Abuse Under The New Law

In Texarkana, a kitten is thrown “like a baseball for twenty or more feet” before being struck several times. In Cameron County, a two-month-old pit bull is recovering from severe burns after hot oil was tossed on its ba...

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Make a Plan for Your Pets!

Make an Emergency Plan for your Pets

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are barely behind us, and more extremely powerful hurricanes are lined up behind them. Reports of tethered, abandoned dogs are still coming in to animal control offices in Texas and Florida. Some people who evacuated took their dogs with them, or...

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Volunteer Spotlight : Kimber Marshall!

Our organization would not be successful without the volunteers behind THLN. To acknowledge the people who are dedicated to making us the best nonprofit we can be, we’re kicking off a Volunteer Spotlight feature this month.

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Lessons to Learn – Still – About Pets...

Thousands of animals have died, been displaced or are missing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and Florida animals will see similar fates as Irma leaves their state.

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Pet Evacuation Requirements in Texas ...

One of the painful lessons of Hurricane Katrina was that there were no plans in place for the rescue of service animals or pets in the event of a disaster. As a result, in 2006 the United States Congress amended the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE...

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Chained Dogs affected by Hurricane Ha...

Hurricane Harvey is heavy on our minds, with thoughts and prayers going out to everyone caught in its path. But a group often overlooked during these storms is animals—specifically, dogs that are chained, and then left to suffer and drown in the floods. Heartbreakingly, the most prevalent use of chains and tethers on dogs in our sta...

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