Jan Herzog, Chapter President
Introducing The Wichita Falls Chapter
Jan Herzog is president of the Wichita Falls Chapter of Texas Humane Legislation Network. Her animal protection work began with 13 years of service during the 70s and 80s at the animal shelter in Vernon, Texas, as she helped to get the humane society started and the shelter built there. During that time, she became active with the newly-formed Texas Humane Legislative Network.
Besides her work with Texas Humane Legislation Network, Jan currently stays active with several other animal protection organizations. For the past 3 years she has served as the Wichita Falls coordinator for the innovative transport program Love on Wheels, a program operated by Humane Tomorrow of Flower Mound, Texas. LOW partners with a dog rescue in upstate New York to transport adoptable but at-risk Texas shelter dogs to shelters in that region where there is a demand for rescue dogs. Jan is also trained as an animal emergency/disaster responder through FEMA and the Red Rover program (formerly Emergency Animal Rescue Service) and deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to Greensburg,KS, after the tornado, and to Montague County, Texas to care for 500 dogs seized from a puppy mill seizure in July 2009. Jan holds a master’s degree in reading education, and is currently in her 19th year as a bilingual teacher with the Wichita Falls ISD, where she shares her love for reading, animals and nature with her eager second graders. Her husband Don helps with her volunteer work, and when she has time, she enjoys spending time with him, their children, grandchildren and rescued dogs and cats.