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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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As Temperatures Drop, THLN Underscore...

Just this week, a dog was found frozen to death near Lubbock  Austin, Texas – On February 10, Floydada Animal Services reported that a dog was found frozen to death near Lubbock from being left outside in freezing temperatures. As the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) works to pass Safe Outdoor Dogs legislation and establish a be...

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Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. Files THLN’s ...

”Safe Outdoor Dogs” legislation will improve public safety and ensure dogs have basic standards while restrained outside.  Austin, Texas – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. filed SB 474, Texas Humane Legislation Network’s (THLN) top priority legislative item in the Texas Senate, to ensure dogs are properly restrained outdoors and to preve...

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In A Victory For Animal Welfare, The ...

Jan 13, 2021 THLN helped to establish the Program in 2011, which has been instrumental in preventing puppy mill practices. Austin, Texas – Today, the Texas Sunset Commission voted to maintain the Licensed Breeders Program under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after a prolonged and challenging review cycle due to COV...

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Texas must give law enforcement bette...

Originally published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram By Alexandra Johnston We all know someone who has been bitten by a dog. Such incidents affect hundreds, if not thousands of Texans each year, but it is a largely untold story in our communities that dogs restrained outside by their owners are actually more dangerous than roaming pack...

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Chair Nicole Collier Files THLN’s Top...

December 18, 2020 ”Safe Outdoor Dogs” legislation will improve public safety and ensure dogs have basic standards while restrained outside.  Austin, Texas – Today, Chair Nicole Collier filed HB 873, Texas Humane Legislation Network’s (THLN) top priority legislative item, to ensure dogs are properly restrained outdoors and prevent them ...

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As cold temps hit, outdoor dogs will ...

December 9, 2020 Originally published in the North Texas e-News By Jamey Cantrell, President of Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) As Texans, when we think about animals being left outdoors and suffering in extreme weather, we usually think of shadeless backyards in scorching summers. But with the temperature already dropping a...

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Our Fight is Not Over: The Texas Legi...

Jul 14, 2020 Before 2011, it was all too common for the animal rescue community across Texas to have to step in and save large numbers of animals that had been seized by law enforcement because of cruel treatment they suffered while being used as non-stop puppy producers for unregulated puppy mills. Those seizures were just the tip of ...

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Shop THLN Merch

Jul 10, 2020 We are excited to announce the launch of the new Texas Humane Legislation Network online store! You no longer have to wait for special events to get your hands on THLN merch -- now you can shop from the comfort of your home! 

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Safety First on the Fourth!

Jul 2, 2020 The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and although this year is an atypical one, there may still be festivities in your area. Whether you participate or not, it’s important to make sure your pets get through the celebrations safely and comfortably. Below, we share some general tips for keeping animals cool and calm ...

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