Pamela Campbell

  • You can help make Texas a safer place for animals by spending just a few minutes of your time during the legislative session. By signing up for THLN's Action Alerts and responding to them with calls and faxes to your legislators, you can help pass humane legislation that make a huge difference to animals in the state of Texas. Every phone call and fax helps!

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  • Cross-Reporting of Abuse

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    The Link

    Over the past 35 years, researchers have established significant correlations between animal cruelty and other family violence, including child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. This research on “The Link” confirms what professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have witnessed for decades – animal cruelty does not occur in a vacuum.

    The mistreatment of animals is therefore no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored. Instead, it is often an indicator of family violence (a “red flag” that other family members in the household may not be safe) or a predictor of future violent behavior by the perpetrator (research has shown that many serial killers and school shooters committed their first acts of violence against animals).

     

    It is important for all responders and advocates in multiple disciplines to recognize abuse and understand the importance of cross-reporting suspected abuse.

    THLN, in association with Heath Mobile Veterinary Services, a member of the North Texas LINK Coalition, has compiled cross-reporting information for human services and animal welfare professionals.  For information about how to recognize and report abuse, please visit these links:

     

    In addition, THLN can provide written resources and speakers for Texas agencies and organizations wanting to know more about the Link.  THLN is a Founding Member of the North Texas LINK Coalition, along with the SPCA of Texas, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Mazie's Mission, and several local human and social services agencies.  The National Link Coalition's mission is to facilitate the North Texas area's recognition and understanding of the dynamic connection between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence.  The North Texas LINK Coalition provides online resources, training, and networking events across the DFW area. Please contact info@northtexaslinkcoalition.com for more information.  

    More about the Link

    The National Link Coalition is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. The Coalition’s goal is to stop the cycle of violence that often affects multiple family members. To achieve this critical goal, the Coalition provides information and resources through its website and lists upcoming trainings and conferences about The Link. It also collects information about federal, state, and local legislative efforts to address The Link, such as bills aiming to include pets in domestic violence protective orders, increasing penalties for perpetrators of animal cruelty, and allowing or mandating cross-reporting for human services and animal welfare professionals.  The monthly National Link Coalition newsletter often reveals the life-saving importance of Cross-Reporting.  

     

    One example, a Florida woman brought her dog to a veterinary hospital.  She quietly slipped a note to a staff member, asking her to call the police because her boyfriend had been beating and threatening her.  The boyfriend was arrested and charged with domestic violence based on the report made by the veterinary hospital.

     

     

     

     

     


  • Donate Now

    One time, Monthly and Annual 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!

    Book a Vacation

    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!

    Shop Online

    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!


  • Be a part of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) and volunteer!

    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.

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  • Request a Speaker

    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.

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    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.

    Topics

    • 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.


  • Volunteer

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    THLN is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join in our mission to advocate for Texas animals by effecting systemic change. If you’ve got a passion for animals and want to contribute to making a tangible difference in thousands of Texas animal’s lives, volunteer with us and become part of the most powerful statewide network for animals.

    With a variety of volunteer opportunities available, you’re bound to find something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.

    Please fill out the form linked below to get started, and make sure to check out our upcoming events!


    Step 1: Please complete the form below and then click 'Next' to answer some questions about where you would most like to help us.  PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

    Become a volunteer

  • We are nearly sold out but we'd love to make room for you! If you are interested in attending please email Louise at louise@thln.org

     

    Evening Includes:

     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
     Liquor Roulette
     Complimentary Valet

     

    Already coming to the event? Click here for our style guide.

     

    Interested in becoming a Sponsor of this event?

    Learn more about Sponsorship Possibilities here.

     

    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!

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    amy.pngHonorary 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:

      Café Pacific

    MOOFIGHTERS:

     Animal Investigation & Response
     Animal Legal Defense Fund
     Humane Society Legislative Fund
     Animal Wellness Action

    PIG FLOYD:

     Bat World
     BGR Group
     Anne Alonzo & Brent Kaster
     Vickie Bumpass
     Ruth Chambers
     DFW Rescue Me
     Gray Schrupp & Associates PLLC
     Jackson Walker
     Rick & Karen Knobler
     Lynch Law Firm
     Mazie’s Mission
     Parelli Foundation
     Gigi Ray
     San Antonio Humane Society
     SparkleDog
     Spay Neuter Network
     Mary Spencer
     The Street Dog Project
     Paw Lofts
     Randy Turner

    AND BIG THANKS ALSO TO OUR IN-KIND SPONSORS:

     Acre Distilling
     Big D Party Rentals
     The Boxer Gang Photography
     Fashion Veggie
     Hop & Sting Brewing Company
     Out of the Garden


  • What are your top animal protection priorities for 2018?

    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

  • Tethering Toolkit

    Here in Texas, the state legislature meets every other year for six months.  This is the only time to pass a law, otherwise Texas citizens and their animals have to wait an additional two years in order to try again.  While THLN will be back at the Capitol in 2021 with the Adequate Shelter & Restraint bill, you can help chained dogs in your municipality NOW.  The THLN Tethering Toolkit is a great way to start making positive changes for the chained dogs in your neighborhood. For additional information, comments or questions please contact outreach@texashumanenetwork.org.

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    The Tethering Story


    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.

    JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST TETHERING

     


  • SIGN OUR PETITION: Tell Texas Legislators Dogs Deserve Adequate Shelter

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    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.

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    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.

     

    Sign and share our petition today.

     

    GOAL: 15,783 signatures
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I'm Pamela Campbell, a budding front-end web developer specializing in custom NationBuilder websites. My boyfriend calls me Pumpkin :)
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