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Dallas considering ban on horse-drawn...

Originally Published in: Dallas NewsPublished on:January 2024Written By: Everton Bailey Jr.  Animal welfare and traffic concerns are among reasons officials are considering a ban, but the city’s lone permitted operator says updated rules are the solution. Horse on Dallas street in front of Adolphus Hotel. scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...

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THLN is sad to learn of the passing o...

Elaine began her career in aviation and then spent decades in marketing. Her lifelong passion for animals brought great change to the city of Dallas and beyond. She served on the boards of directors for Garland Humane Society, the Humane Society of Greater Dallas, DFW Humane Society, and Weimaraner Rescue. But she was an activist ...

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THLN Asks Texans to Adopt, Not Shop T...

Shelters across the state are overflowing with puppies and kittens in need of loving families.   DALLAS, TX – The Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) is bringing public awareness to the overcapacity crisis in animal shelters across the state and encouraging prospective pet owners to adopt from Texas shelters and rescue groups ...

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New law will prevent people with anim...

Originally Published by: KTREPublished on: August 17, 2023Written By: Tyre White Read the article and watch the news clip >  NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A new law will make it illegal for people with animal cruelty convictions to have a pet or live in a house with a pet for at least five years. Offenses include dogfighting, cockfig...

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Protecting Texas' Dogs in Record-Brea...

              AUSTIN, TX – As temperatures continue soaring across the state, the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) is offering tips on how Texans can best protect their pets“In triple-digit heat across our state, it’s not just us humans who feel the impact of the scorching sun,” said Shelby Bobosky, THLN Executive Director. “We ...

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Niko: A Story of Heartbreaking Neglect

Niko & The Texas Animal Cruelty Law Niko, an emaciated dog (pictured), was surrendered on March 16, 2023, after concerned residents had made reports on his well-being in Graham, Texas. His owners were arrested and charged with third-degree felonies after Niko passed away. Since 2017, the Young County Sheriff’s Dept. investigated 4...

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Petland Bellaire Going To Court

During the legislative session, those profiting off puppy mills fought hard to lift the pet store bans, but failed, and the Houston pet store ordinance remains intact. In addition, the roadside sales ban on animals in Houston and Harris County was also in jeopardy, but it was also saved. So how is Petland Bellaire still selling puppie...

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House Bill 2127 Updates for Texas Cit...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE House Bill 2127 Updates for Texas Cities & Municipalities   LEGISLATION UPDATE, August 31, 2023: HB 2127 was deemed unconstitutional on August 31, 2023. Texas Cities challenged this new law in court, and the Judge ordered that the motion for summary judgment by the cities is granted and declared that HB 2127...

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Four New Bills Promoting Animal Welfa...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Four New Bills Promoting Animal Welfare Pass into Law AUSTIN, Texas – On June 18, four historic animal welfare bills passed into law. During this legislative session, the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) pushed for all four bills: SB 876, HB 4164, HB 3660, and HB 598. “As the only Texas-based, Texas-fund...

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Texas Legislature Puts the Bite on Fa...

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Texas Legislature Puts the Bite on Fake Service Dogs AUSTIN, Texas – During the 88th Regular Session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 4164, authored by Representative Phillip Cortez (D-San Antonio) and sponsored by Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston). HB 4164 increases the fines for individuals attempting to masq...

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