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  • Service & Emotional Support Animals: the Dos and Don’ts on Animal Accommodation Laws for Texas Cities

    Under Texas law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities may bring their service animals to all public accommodations, such as government buildings, hotels, restaurants, stadiums, and stores. These laws also require those who operate transportation services to allow service animals. But recent trends show confusion with emotional support animals and the varying definitions.

    Animal Law Expert and Animal Lawyer Randy Turner will present on service animals and emotional support animals as defined by federal laws and supporting state laws. This one hour webinar will examine how cities and municipalities can follow federal and state laws in accordance with handling these animals and how to avoid the pitfalls in applying these laws in their own cities.

    When you RSVP, you will automatically land on a page with the webinar.  

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    April 01, 2029 at 6pm
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  • Take Action to Prevent Puppy Mills in Texas!

    SIGN OUR PETITION: Tell Texas Legislators NOT to Eliminate Important Animal Protections!  

    The Problem.

    The Texas legislature is preparing to gut the state program that prevents unregulated puppy mills. Since 2011, the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act has given the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) the right to regulate the conditions in large-scale animal breeding facilities. Without this Act, unregulated, large scale breeding facilities could likely become inhumane puppy mills producing dogs for profit in the cruelest conditions.

    Background.

    In 2011, THLN helped pass the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act to regulate the conditions in large-scale dog and cat breeding facilities. The law, the first of its kind in Texas, has prevented inhumane puppy mills with requirements and inspections of these facilities.

    By law, Texas requires a "Sunset Review" of each state agency every 12 years to determine whether that agency should continue to exist. The state agency that oversees this Program, TDLR is currently under its “Sunset Review” and must be reauthorized by the Texas Legislature during the 2021 Session. Last month, the preliminary Sunset Review report recommended that this Program is eliminated.

    How YOU Can Make a Difference!

    We must remind Texas legislators of the importance of this Program. 

    Elimination of the Program means zero regulations for those profiting off puppies. The absence of even the most basic minimum care standards will lead to horrific puppy mills, causing thousands of dogs and cats will suffer a lifetime of neglect.

    THLN’s goals are first to protect this incredibly important Program and then fix the existing loopholes to strengthen it.

    NOW is the time for action. Please help us change the fate of thousands of animals in commercial breeding facilities by signing and sharing our Petition today. When you sign our Petition, your state representative and state senator will know you support the regulation of large-scale animal breeding facilities.

    To ensure the Petition’s validity and efficiency, please include your full address so we can notify your state senator and representative of your support.

    Texas residents only.

    Thank you for signing!

     

    GOAL: 4,235 signatures
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