Republic was a starving and gravely ill dog whose owner, Donna E. Hubbard, tried to dump on the side of the road. Concerned citizens saw the crime, confronted Hubbard, and begged her to take Republic to a shelter. They also filmed the entire interaction. On the video, Hubbard grudgingly agreed, tossed Republic's lifeless body into t...
Caitlin Dempsey has always had a strong passion for animals and their welfare.
“When I was younger, if I saw an animal on the side of the road, I’d insist my family drop everything and do whatever we could to help,” she recalls. "To this day I continue to volunteer to help animals in need."
In her new role as THLN’s ou...
The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), a.k.a. “the 2018 Farm Bill,” is scheduled for floor action in the US House of Representatives this week! In its current form, this bill poses a double threat...
The Texas Humane Legislation Network calls for a rebuttal of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent report to Congress, submitted under the guise of achieving an “appropriate management level.” With this inhumane and half-baked plan, we believe BLM is shirking its duties to preserve and sustainably manage wild equines, for the...
It’s been seven years since we passed key puppy mill legislation to address “large-scale breeders,” otherwise known as our puppy mill law.
A Texas agency, the Department of Licensing and Regulation, is in charge of administering the law by adopting rules to ensure the health and safety of every animal in a licensed facility.
We all remember the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But the devastation of these two storms wasn’t limited to human loss and suffering.
The tumors on her body were so bad, you could see them even from the freeway. When she was taken to an emergency veterinarian, the largest of her tumors measured at more than two feet long.
We are wrapping up Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week with a spotlight on Jamey Cantrell, President of the Texas Animal Control Association and Animal Services Director for the City of Plano.
As a constituent of Congressman Mike Conaway, your voice is the MOST critical for Texas animals! Rep. Conaway is the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, and is convening his committee next week to review the proposed Farm Bill.
Last month, we rolled out a new initiative to help build a more humane Texas.
We’re calling it the Fierce 500, because it takes the fiercest among us to fight for our most vulnerable—and we are more successful when we join forces.