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Volunteer Spotlight: Jean-Paul "JP" B...

Jul 17, 2019 Photographer Uses Talents to Share the Images We Don’t Always Want to See When JP Bonnelly isn’t at his day job doing data analytics or hanging out with his two-year-old daughter, he uses his photography skills to help catch and capture animals all over northeast Texas.

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This Independence Day

Jul 3, 2019 This Independence Day thousands of dogs in Texas are yearning to be free from heavy chains, suffering in the blazing heat, hoping for help. Here at THLN, we understand their plight and we work year-round on our mission of preventing cruelty and abuse of Texas animals.

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How Can I Change A Local Ordinance To...

Jun 21, 2019 - Jamey Cantrell - Plano Animal Services Director For Animal Control Officers (ACOs) all over Texas, it is vital to have the right tools to do the job so that they are able to prevent harm to the animals they care for.  The local ordinances are one of the most important, and unfortunately also one of the most overlooked, t...

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How to Build a Community Link Taskfor...

Jun 13, 2019 “Just because we’re the big city of Houston doesn’t mean you can’t do this as well in your smaller town,” Assistant District Attorney Jessica Milligan, chief of the DA’s animal cruelty section, told participants at the recent Texas Unites for Animals conference. “All you need are the communications and the connections. Rea...

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HELP! Time is almost up!!

May 18, 2019 THLN Friend,  We are ON THE CALENDAR!  The VOTE is on MONDAY…yes, this MONDAY, May 20th! Texas dogs STILL need you to speak up loudly to your Representative and because we just have a short time, we are asking you to deliver your message through every possible channel. **If you have called before, please call again! If you...

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THLN to Host "Advocacy Day" Across Texas

Members and allies passionate about the welfare of Texas animals will come together to advocate for commonsense, humane legislation before the state legislature

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HB 3729 Would Deter Abusers From Ever...

Possession bans are one of the most effective ways to keep abusers from reoffending. Our current laws do not adequately protect animals from people with a history of abuse and allow them to have access to potential new victims that they simply never should. Along with psychological evaluation and treatment, these sentencing measures ca...

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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 were Senators Hughes, Hall and Creighton. (The journal ...

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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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 26, 2019 Contact:Tyler [email protected](972) 948-6054   AUSTIN, Texas – Today, The Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) announced its top legislative priority for ...

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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 team at CBS News in Dallas/Fort Worth shared the story of going undercover to try to get information about an unethical practice that’s on the ver...

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