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Victory in the Senate


THLN Supporters-

We have HUGE news: SB 295, our bill to require adequate shelter for dogs and ban the use of chains, passed the Senate yesterday 27-3! Such a strong and bipartisan show of support from the Senate gives SB 295 strong momentum as it goes to the House.

The nay votes w...

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Renewed Bipartisan Push Begins to Red...

THLN Announces Legislative Priority for the 86th Legislative Session: Basic Standards of Shelter and Care for Restrained Dogs


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It’s time to reckon with the unethica...

One major television station recently covered the issue of “pet leasing” – a new but increasingly common practice some pet stores are employing to sell high-priced animals.

The investigative tea...

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How do I report animal cruelty?

If you believe animal cruelty is taking place, or has taken place, contact local law enforcement as soon as possible. Be prepared to give details regarding the location, type of animal(s), and date(s) involved. 

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We’ll be calling on you

Dear THLN supporter,

The Texas Legislature is underway, and we have just 140 days to pass laws to protect the welfare of our animals. Wait! Scratch that. We technically have 115 days left.

That’s not a lot of time to pass the bills we’ve been working on for the last 18 months. And if we don’t get the job done,...

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Helping Law Enforcement Help Animals

Article Written By: Jessica Milligan, Assistant District Attorney and Animal Cruelty Section Chief for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Sarah Dimas, HCDAO Intern and South Texas College of Law Class of 2019 Law Student

It’s an average May morning in Texas. The temperature is rising....

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Animal Legislation Group: It’s Time t...

Laura Hoke, 512-689-7393

Animal Legislation Group: It’s Time to End Practice of ‘Pet Leasing’

SB 361 by Sen. Huffman Would Outlaw Pet Sales with Repossession Clauses

Austin, TX – January 16, 2019 – The Texas Humane Legislation Network applauds legislation filed...

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What the election results mean for Te...

We are thrilled to report that all but three of THLN's endorsed candidates won at the ballot box! With a 91% success rate in our endorsements, the future of the Texas capitol is looking hopeful for Texas animals and our fight to provide adequate shelter and protections to thousands of Texas dogs. 

With the ...

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"This Is Why I'm Here"

Shana Best did not set out to kidnap Bosco when she entered her boss’s home on a February day in 2015.

“I wasn’t supposed to be there,” she told THLN.

She had only been working for Craig Tobler and his organization, Owner’s Pride Companion Animals in Lockhart, for a couple of weeks when she decided to search Tobler’s h...

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Animals under attack in Farm Bill

Please tell your legislators to support provisions that will safeguard—not undermine—critical animal protections!

Animal welfare is under attack in the House 2018 Farm Bill, but you can help NOW by contacting your representatives and senators—by phone, email or letter.

Ask your senators and representat...

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