Cindy Hernandez


    Jack.jpgEvery year we receive hundreds of calls and emails about dogs left outside suffering in the extreme Texas weather. We know law enforcement, the media, and everyday Texans are sometimes helpless to do anything when they see a dog succumbing to a heat stroke.

    That’s partly because every jurisdiction in Texas handles these cases different. Why? Because we do not have a single definition of “adequate shelter” that everyone can use.

    If the horror stories of animals freezing to death or dying in the Texas heat haunt you, you can do something NOW.


    Sign our petition: tell Texas legislators dogs deserve adequate shelter.

    Passing our tethering bill next session will allow us to include a statewide definition of "adequate shelter" as a minimum standard of shelter that all pet owners should have to meet. Once we have this definition in place, local law enforcement and animal control officers will be able to act swiftly.

    Please help us change the fate of Texas animals. They can’t afford to wait.

    Sign and share our petition today.


    GOAL: 10,917 signatures
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  • El Paso Animal Lobby Day

    Host: Participating Organizations of the El Paso The Animal Collaborative

    The Texas Humane Legislation Network and El Paso Animal Collaborative cordially invites you to El Paso's inaugural Animal Lobby Day! Come learn what animal protection issues are at stake in the 2019 session and how you can get political for animals.

    THLN endorsed legislator, Rep. Joe Moody, the first El Paso legislator to achieve Speaker pro tem, will be in attendance to share his insight on how citizen advocates like you can best coalesce your voices for the animals.

    Laura Donahue Halloran will also be on hand to discuss THLN's priority legislation and how you can help make change in Austin! From critical protections for tied-out dogs, banning the predatory practice of "pet leasing", enabling the adoption of retired research animals, to allowing good Samaritans to free dogs in hot cars --exciting legislation has already been filed to advance the humane treatment of animals this session.

    THLN will be prioritizing bills to fix our broken statute regulating dog shelter and restraint and crack down on predatory practices at pet stores. Laura will break down the critical elements of these bills and explain how you can help us spread the word.

    This event is open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP so we can ensure seats for all. 

    February 24, 2019 at 1pm
    El Paso Community Foundation
    333 N Oregon St
    El Paso, TX 79901
    United States
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