One time and Monthly donation options available. Your generous donation helps us to promote and advocate for humane animal legislation! Texas Humane Legislation Network does not require a membership fee, but we do rely solely upon donations to fund our important work at the Texas Capitol. Every dollar we receive goes directly to promote animal protection legislation and THLN is the ONLY Texas-based lobbying group for animals. Help us be their voice!
Handmade Dog Toys
Julie Arendt makes durable, stretchy, washable dog toys. For every dog toy purchased from the link below, she will donate $1 to Texas Humane Legislation Network. To purchase a dog toy now all you have to do is click on the button below, choose the desired size, and put https://www.thln.org in the comment section. Purchase dog toy(s) through her Etsy Store here.
Good Neighbor Program
If you shop at Safeway, Albertsons, Randalls or Tom Thumb, they will donate 1% of your grocery bill back to the Texas Humane Legislation Network. You will need to use their reward card in order to do this, but the rest is simple! To set it up, simply go to the Customer Service Desk in your local grocery store and ask to register for their Good Neighbor Program, making sure to specify Texas Humane Legislation Network as the recipient. Every time you swipe your Rewards card at check-out, 1% of your total bill will be donated to us!
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Need to book a hotel for vacation? Winspire has some amazing hotel deals at up to 50% of retail value, and they will donate 30% of the value of your booking back to us! Please note that trips/hotels are on a first-come first-serve basis, and popular destinations go quickly. To check out their deals, and make a reservation, please visit www.Winspireme.com/Giveback and please make sure to mention 'Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN)' when making your booking so that we receive the 30% donation!
Do your regular online shopping through igive.com and they will send us a percentage of the value of your order (avg. 3%). Choose from over 2,100 online retailers such as PetCo, The Animal Rescue Site Store, Macys, Walgreens, etc. Just go to igive.com and register as a user, or log in if already a user, and then select Texas Humane Legislation Network as your charity!
THLN ACTION ALERT
Texas Animals Need Your Voice - Call Your U.S. Senators Today!
The U.S. House has passed an important bill to protect animals and now it’s the Senate’s turn! Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz need to hear from you! Please call them both (phone numbers below) and ask them to support S 479, the PACT Act.
Sample talking points:
- As your constituent and as an opponent of animal cruelty, I’m asking you to support S 479, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT Act.
- Texas state law has led the way on this important issue, and it’s time for the rest of the country to catch up.
- This is a commonsense bill to prevent animal cruelty.
- Because there is a proven link between violence against animals and violence against people, passing the PACT Act will make everyone safer.
- Thank you for your consideration.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) Act, S. 479, will make it a federal crime to commit malicious cruelty to an animal on federal property or in interstate commerce. THLN applauds the U.S. House’s passage of the companion bill, H.R. 724 last week. If this bill passes in the Senate and becomes law, it will serve as an important tool for law enforcement to target abusers who crush, burn, drown, suffocate, impale animals and commit other bodily injury toward any non-humans.
Texas’ animal cruelty statue was strengthened in the 2017 legislative session. The PACT Act will complement Texas’ tough animal cruelty law when crimes are committed on federal property or across state lines. Passage of this Act is an important step in keeping our communities safe on a national level.
Animal cruelty is a community issue. Data shows that if you improve animal welfare, you improve public safety for everyone. THLN is a member of the North Texas LINK Coalition, whose mission is to raise awareness of the strong and well-known link between cruelty to animals and violence against humans. Studies of serial killers and school shooters reveal most of these individuals committed acts of animal cruelty prior to killing people and children.
HOW TO REACH TEXAS SENATORS CORNYN AND CRUZ:
Please contact Senators Cornyn and Cruz and ask them to support the PACT Act:
Thank you for standing up for animals in Texas and across the nation.
If you are interested in sending your senators a more personalized letter or submitting a letter to a local paper to build awareness and support, please let us know and we can provide assistance.
Pamela Campbell published Be a part of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) and volunteer! in Latest News 2019-09-05 19:03:34 -0500
Sep 5, 2019
If you’ve got a passion for animals and want to contribute to making a tangible difference in Texas, volunteer with us and become part of the most powerful network for animals in the state.
THLN depends on volunteers to help carry out our mission, which is to address unjust animal welfare laws and stop cruelty before it starts. With a variety of volunteer opportunities available, there is sure to be something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.Read more
Pamela Campbell wants to volunteer 2019-04-11 17:28:24 -0500
The Texas Humane Legislation Network is fortunate to have in its leadership some of the area’s most accomplished professionals in their fields of animal law, animal welfare, and grassroots advocacy. Some of our leaders may be available to share their expertise with your conference attendees or group. These experts can speak on a variety of topics; the below list may help your company, agency, or organization decide which animal-related topic provides the most value to your intended audience.
If you are not sure which speaker you would prefer, we will use the information in your form to see if a good fit is possible. To begin the process of requesting a speaker, please complete the brief form below. Please note that completing the form does not obligate you to book, nor is there a guarantee a speaker will be available. Once we receive your information, we’ll be in touch with you to learn more about your event.
- Understanding the difference between animal abuse and neglect
- Under the Dome: A Review of the Animal Bills from the 2017 Legislative Session
- Understanding Animal Law at the Local, State, and Federal level
- The Connection Between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
- Advocating for Animal Protection Laws
- Best Practice for First Responders; a Multi-discipline Response
Please complete and submit the form below to request a speaker from THLN for your upcoming meeting or event.
Pamela Campbell wants to volunteer 2019-06-24 10:58:12 -0500
The animal cruelty laws in Texas won't change themselves! YOU can help our efforts to pass animal friendly legislation and put a stop to animal cruelty right here in Texas! THLN only has 2 full time employees, which means every victory we have had is because of amazing volunteers like you!
Every chapter has different animal volunteer opportunities and needs. Chapter Leadership Committees create and execute a yearly plan of action for marketing, fundraising, outreach, and legislation. Let us know where you could be of the most help depending on your time, skills, and experience.
Please complete the form below and we will connect with you with the chapter closest to you.
Thank you for being an animal advocate, our efforts to stop animal abuse would not be possible without YOU!
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
Step 1: Please complete the form below and on the second page we will ask for more details about your availability.Become a volunteer
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Artisan Vegan Dinner by Chef Habibi at CN Catering
Dessert bar by Cinnaholic
Live music by Space Rockers
Wine, signature cocktail and whiskey tasting station
Silent Auction & Raffle
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THLN’s Inaugural Rock the Vote is a one of a kind epic fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit the Texas Humane Legislation Network and our mission to break the chains of thousands of Texas dogs and fight cruel puppy mill breeders. Please join us for an entertaining evening with artisan food, open bar, live music and election themed surprises along the way! You won't want to miss this!
Honorary Emcee: Amy Vanderoef
Amy Vanderoef is best known from her role as the Emmy-nominated Host on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas.Her television career has taken her everywhere from the set of Dancing with the Stars, to ABC’s The View and countless red carpet events!
A proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, she began her performing career with the New York USO, entertaining US military forces and veterans at Military bases and hospitals. She also worked as a performer for the US Department of Defense entertaining American Armed Forces stationed overseas in countries such as Bosnia, Macedonia, Iceland, Germany and Croatia.
Amy also traveled all around US with the stage show of PBS’s hit TV show “The Magic School Bus.” She played the science teacher Ms. Frizzle…encouraging kids to “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”
In 2001, she took on a much different challenge when she was crowned Miss Connecticut USA, and became the state’s representative at the Miss USA Pageant.
Amy has appeared in dozens of commercials in TV and Print, and is also a well accomplished voice over artist. Amy has been a guest star in two ABC daytime dramas; All My Children and One Life to Live, and has worked as a guest correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America.
Currently Amy is a lifestyle expert contributing on Network TV stations nationwide. She is also a contributor for the nationally syndicated news program Morning Dose and for the Dallas Morning News. She also speaks at dozens of live events each year, acting as MC for many charitable causes. Animal Welfare and pet adoption have been areas of concern Amy has leant her time and resources to over the years, and she is honored to be a voice for The Texas Humane Legislation Network.
Honorary Chair: Holly Forsythe
Holly is owner and designer of Forsythe + Hall Homes. Featured on the TV show Designing Texas, her entire career has encompassed design and construction in both residential and commercial projects. She has two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Texas and a design degree from Parson’s School of Design in New York.
Holly resides in Plano,Texas in the same home where she grew up with her horse in the backyard. She has always had a special place in her heart for animals and at the age of ten, started rescuing dogs and cats that were dumped in the country. She currently has 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses.
As a former co-owner of Sambuca Restaurants for more than two decades, and a local philanthropist, Holly has helped several charities through volunteering her time and was awarded Rebel with a Cause Award from Bad to the Bone and the “Humanitarian” Award from THLN in 2014. Currently, she is serving on the Advisory Boards of Operation Kindness, Paws in the City and Take Me Home Pet Rescue, and she was on the Leadership Council for the Texas Horse Park.
BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
RED HOT KITTY PEPPERS:
Anne Alonzo & Brent Kaster
DFW Rescue Me
Gray Schrupp & Associates PLLC
Rick & Karen Knobler
Lynch Law Firm
San Antonio Humane Society
Spay Neuter Network
The Street Dog Project
AND BIG THANKS ALSO TO OUR IN-KIND SPONSORS:
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
As midnight approached on May 23, 2017, our chance to pass a bill that would have banned the inhumane tethering of dogs in Texas came to a dramatic conclusion.
Which legislators ran out the clock and blocked compassionate, common-sense legislation? Watch our video to find out.
Cruelly chained dogs will have to wait two more years, but we are acting now.
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