SIGN OUR PETITION: Tell Texas Legislators Dogs Deserve Adequate Shelter
Every 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 differently. 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.
Please help us change the fate of Texas animals. They can’t afford to wait.
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.
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Cynthia Jackson answered 2018-01-18 23:13:15 -0600Q: What other ideas do you have?
A: Outside of city limits tethering/no animal concerns. I live 6 miles east of a city & there are so many loose dogs, dumped dogs, no control over the humans that own the animals. The dogs/cats are left out in the elements. I have seen so many runners & deceased dogs/goats/calves/carcasses dumped on the side of the road. Sheriff can’t/won’t do anything.
Thank you for participating in this 10 question survey! Many of these animal welfare issues were addressed in legislation that failed in the 2017 Texas session, and others represent areas of concern consistently reported by our stakeholders, partners and chapters. We know this is not a comprehensive list of all areas of crises for animals, and we welcome your feedback.Take the survey
I believe in humane treatment of all furbabies.
I support THLN because animals can't voice needs for themselves. Humans should be humane towards animals. Animals need us as well as we need them.
Cynthia Jackson 44pp
I have been a volunteer with rescue since the early '90's. Currently I belong to Austin Pets Alive (2010), PAWS of Central Texas (2015) - Kyle, AL&FP (Austin Lost & Found Pets - 2017) street team & PALS-Prevent a Litter in San Marcos (newly j