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California Will Require Pet Stores to...

In a huge win for the animal welfare community, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last month that will require pet stores to sell recue animals from shelters or adoption centers.

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Under new law, this cruelty will be t...

It’s been nearly two months since SB 762 took effect. The new law strengthens our animal cruelty code so that the most heinous acts of cruelty against animals are tried as third-degree felonies.

Since the law passed, there have been two cases of animal abuse in the Longview area—one involved a cat struck by a baseball bat, th...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cheryl Martinez

Our second-ever Volunteer Spotlight shines on Cheryl Martinez, the South Texas Chapter President of THLN!

Cheryl learned about our organization when she attended her first Humane Lobby Day. She was there in her role as founder and president of People Assisting Animal Control. This amazing organizatio...

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Humane legislation for equines—stop h...

Horses need our help! For more than a decade, Congress has rejected the idea of tax money subsidizing horse slaughter, but the fate of American equines now hangs in the balance—the U.S. House Committee on Rules recently rejected two amendments that would keep horse slaughter from returning to the United States for the first time sin...

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Join the Global March for Elephants i...

The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos takes place in cities worldwide this weekend, including a Dallas rally at the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge (109 Continental Avenue) this Sunday, October 8, from 2 to 4pm. Join ...

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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and we want to encourage you to spend some time this month spreading the word and educating your friends and family about the importance of adopting shelter pets.

The ASPCA estimates that approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, and many wonde...

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Animal Abuse Under The New Law

In Texarkana, a kitten is thrown “like a baseball for twenty or more feet” before being struck several times. In Cameron County, a two-month-old pit bull is recovering from severe burns after hot oil was tossed on its ba...

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Make a Plan for Your Pets!

Make an Emergency Plan for your Pets

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are barely behind us, and more extremely powerful hurricanes are lined up behind them. Reports of tethered, abandoned dogs are still coming in to animal control offices in Texas and Florida. Some people who evacuated took their dogs with them, or...

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Volunteer Spotlight : Kimber Marshall!

Our organization would not be successful without the volunteers behind THLN. To acknowledge the people who are dedicated to making us the best nonprofit we can be, we’re kicking off a Volunteer Spotlight feature this month.

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Lessons to Learn – Still – About Pets...

Thousands of animals have died, been displaced or are missing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and Florida animals will see similar fates as Irma leaves their state.

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