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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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HB 1818 Passes House, Becomes One Ste...

Under the strong leadership of Rep. Patterson, the bill would create a civil penalty for pet stores selling puppies and kittens from puppy mills. April 28, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, the Texas House passed HB 1818, which would help stop the pipeline of puppy mill animals to retail pet stores in Texas. A top legislativ...

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Safe Outdoor Dogs Legislation Passes ...

SB 474 would clarify existing law and establish basic standards of shelter and care for dogs restrained outdoors. April 14, 2021 Austin, Texas – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice passed SB 474 by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) on a vote of 4 to 0. A top legislative priority for the Texas Humane Legislation N...

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Letter to the Editor: Protect Dogs an...

From The Dallas Morning News, March 22, 2021 The Texas Legislature must pass HB 873 by Rep. Nicole Collier of Fort Worth to protect dogs kept outdoors and the public around them. The legislation ensures dogs have adequate shelter from extreme temperatures and access to drinking water and can move around without being trapped in standin...

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Letter to the Editor: Safe for Them, ...

From The Pittsburg Gazette, April 1, 2021 Last month's bitter winter weather sadly claimed the lives of hundreds of Texas Dogs. These dogs perished un­necessarily in the storm. As a volunteer for Texas Humane Legislation Network, we received many phone calls and pictures from across Texas of dogs freezing and dying. One picture imprint...

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Safe Outdoor Dogs Legislation Passes ...

Safe Outdoor Dogs Legislation Passes 7-2 Out of House Criminal Jurisprudence CommitteeHB 873 would clarify existing law and establish basic standards of shelter and care for dogs restrained outdoors. March 23, 2021 Austin, Texas – Yesterday, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee passed HB 873 by Chair Nicole Collier (D-Fort Wort...

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Safe Outdoor Dogs Legislation to Be H...

Safe Outdoor Dogs Legislation to Be Heard in House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee TodayHB 873 would have prevented unnecessary deaths in recent winter storm March 8, 2021 Austin, Texas – Today, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee is hearing HB 873 by Chair Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth). HB 873 includes key elements to protect ...

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Chained and Cold: North Texas Animal ...

Originally Featured on Spectrum News 1 - Click here to watch full interview BY LUPE ZAPATA DALLAS PUBLISHED 10:38 AM CT FEB. 19, 2021 TEXAS – Across the state, reports of dogs and other animals dying after being left outside in this week's extreme weather are rising. In Houston, one man was arrested this week after leaving eight dogs o...

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