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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 back. 

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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 found other options for sh...

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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 (FEMA)...

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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 state ...

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URGENT UPDATE: Texas Horses Need Your...

UPDATE! We expect the vote as early as TOMORROW, September 6, 2017! If we lose this vote, horse slaughter houses will re-open in our country. We have to dig-in, now. Please join us in this fight to protect these innocent creatures! Please make a Phone Call to Your Representative: Place a quick, polite phone call to your member of Congr...

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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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