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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  • THLN and Animal Advocacy in East Texas

    THLN will be presenting for the animals in East Texas at the Canton Rotary Club meeting in February, giving a brief introduction to THLN and discussing local animal issues and why they matter to the reputation, prosperity and safety of the community.  Together we will explore various ways to effectuate change. 

    WHEN
    February 27, 2020 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Van Zandt Country Club
    17960 I-20 Frontage Rd
    Canton, TX 75103
    United States
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  • Coffee, Donuts and Dogs - Argyle

    The Texas Humane Legislation Network cordially invites you to meet Texas State Representatives Jeff Leach (Dist. 67) and Matt Shaheen (Dist. 66) to discuss how you can get political for animals.  Reps. Shaheen and Leach are looking forward to fielding your questions relating to animal welfare bills filed during the 86th Legislative Session.  Reps. Shaheen and Leach have brought animal welfare bills relating to adequate shelter and restraint for dogs who live outside and have been endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network.  

    Come for the conversation…stay for the coffee, donuts and a tour of the new Humane Tomorrow facility!

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

    Cost: $10, which helps us offset cost of refreshments and other event expenses.

     

     

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Humane Tomorrow
    1961 E Hickory Hill Rd
    Argyle, TX 76226-3124
    United States
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  • Passionately Fit's 1st Annual Fundraiser for Better Laws Against Animal Abuse

    Saturday, February 29th 9AM to 12PM

    Come join us and enjoy an entertaining brunch with vegan cuisine, raffle prizes while learning how you help end animal cruelty by passing better laws!

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    80 Seats Available!
    Early Bird price $100 until February 15th!

    Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities available

    Purchase Raffle Tickets Here

    WHEN
    February 29, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Barrel O' Fun Room
    $100.00 USD · 9 rsvps rsvp

  • 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!


  • 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.

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    Background:

    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:

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    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.

    Thank you!

     


  • 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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    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 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

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