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SB 5/HB 104 Safe Outdoor Dogs Act | 2...

SB 5/HB 104 AKA The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act has passed the Senate! This session is moving quickly, as expected, and we would like to clear up any confusion surrounding the bill.

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Governor Abbott Includes Safe Outdoor...

Legislation would be similar to SB 474 that passed during the regular session but would address the concerns in the Governor's veto proclamation. September 9, 2021 Austin, Texas – On Tuesday, Governor Abbott released his agenda for the third special session and included legislation similar to the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, which the Govern...

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Safe Outdoor Dog Act Passes Texas Hou...

THLN's work on the Safe Outdoors Dog Act has been featured in the Summer edition of Texas Dog Monthly.  Read the full article here.

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GUEST COLUMN: Abbott’s reasons for ve...

Originally Featured in The Lufkin Daily News BY SHELBY BOBOSKYPUBLISHED JULY 22, 2021 Recently, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance published an opinion piece taking aim at broad issues within animal welfare and, more specifically, the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act (SB 474), which passed the House and Senate this session but was ultimately vet...

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GUEST COLUMN: Abbott’s reasons for ve...

Originally Featured in The Lufkin Daily News BY MARY BETH DUERLERPUBLISHED JULY 20, 2021 The “Doggone Shame” article was dead wrong — claiming the only opposition to SB 474 was from “dog fighters and unscrupulous breeders who are making campaign donations under the table.” Be assured that our organization is none of the above and it’s ...

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Commentary: Abbott's veto keeps dogs ...

Originally Featured in San Antonio Express-NewsPhoto Credit: Billy Calzada / San Antonio Express-News BY STEVE HURST PUBLISHED JULY 2, 2021 Texas dogs, and the people who love them, deserve more than lawmakers who make decisions that prioritize political posturing over animal cruelty prevention. Since 2015, dozens of stakeholder associ...

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Statement on Governor Abbott’s Veto o...

The bill received overwhelming support from both parties and rural lawmakers June 21, 2021 Austin, Texas – The Texas Humane Legislative Network’s (THLN) Executive Director Shelby Bobosky released the following statement regarding Governor Abbott’s veto of Senate Bill 474. The bill would have provided much-needed clarification to existi...

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Katy Pet Store Accused of Sourcing Pu...

Houston Chronicle, May 17, 2021 Katy Petland, a pet store that sells puppies, is under fire from the Humane Society of the United States for selling puppies from puppy mills rife with cruelty allegations. The HSUS issues its "Horrible Hundred" report each year of puppy mills that operate under "gruesome conditions" and identifies the p...

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Safe Outdoor Dogs Bill Passes Out of ...

SB 474 clarifies existing law and establishes basic standards of shelter and care for dogs restrained outdoors. May 19, 2021 Austin, Texas – The Texas Legislature has passed SB 474 by Chair Nicole Collier (D-Dallas) and Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville) out of both chambers. A top legislative priority for the Texas Humane Legisla...

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CALL TO ACTION: We need ALL Capitol Crusaders in the Austin area to come to the Capitol to support HB 1818!   The Senate Committee on Business & Commerce will have a hearing on HB 1818 tomorrow morning (5/18), and we need to show as much support as possible for this bill! Please sign a card at the kiosk if you can - no need to sta...

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