Past Events

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  • Texas Puppy Mills: Saving the Program that Regulates Large-Scale Breeders

    Join Shelby Bobosky, THLN Executive Director, and special guests Jaime Olin, THLN Legislative Chair, Monica Ailey, AIR President, and Lauren Loney, HSUS Texas State Director as they discuss navigating the legal landscape of large-scale breeding facilities in Texas. This webinar will include basic information on puppy mills, what led to the passage of the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act, and how you can help preserve it. We will address questions like, "Why can't we make puppy mills illegal? Do kitten mills exist? What is the best way to combat this form of commercial cruelty?" As well as discuss the connection between breeders, the growing number of puppies sold in pet stores, and provide an explanation of the predatory lending practice called pet leasing. 

    Whether you simply want to educate yourself on puppy mills or understand the Breeders Program better, THLN needs your help to achieve justice for dogs and cats in large-scale breeding facilities!



    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    70 RSVPs
  • Corpus Christi Chapter Virtual Meeting

    Calling all Corpus Christi animal advocates! THLN’s Corpus Christi Chapter is hosting a virtual meeting to talk about getting political for animals with your Chapter president, Cheryl Martinez! We also will be joined by special guests, Representatives Abel Herrero (District 34) and Todd Hunter (District 32), as we prepare for the 2021 state legislative session and discuss animal welfare legislation at the state level! 


    You must RSVP to receive the link via email to connect to the Zoom meeting.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    24 RSVPs
  • Virtual El Paso Chapter Meeting

    Calling all El Paso animal advocates! Join THLN’s El Paso Chapter in a virtual meeting to talk about getting political for animals with your new Chapter President, Dr. Gina Gagen! We also will be joined by special guest, Representative Art Fierro (District 79) as we prepare for the 2021 state legislative session and discuss animal welfare legislation at the state level! 


    Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    43 RSVPs
  • Webinar - Texas Lobbying 101 – Getting Political for Animals!

    Grassroots lobbying is one of the most effective ways for animal advocates to help pass animal welfare legislation! 

    Any animal lover can play a critical role in educating legislators on the animal protection issues impacting their communities.  This interactive "Introduction to Lobbying" workshop will show how anyone can be a powerful voice for animals during the 2021 legislative session.

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Webinar (12PM CST)
    13 RSVPs
  • Webinar - Helping Texas Pets & Their People by Recognizing the Link

    Incidents of interpersonal violence are reportedly rising as a disturbing consequence of stay-at home orders and recommendations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In this "Introduction to the Link" webinar, special guest Felicia Kerney, Chief of the Community Prosecution Unit, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, will be discussing the Link and understanding of the dynamic connection between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence while looking at real Texas cases.  We will also dissect how animal abuse interfaces with child, domestic and elder abuse. 

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 37 rsvps
    Webinar (12PM CST)
    37 RSVPs
  • Webinar - Becoming a THLN Ambassador - How YOU can be the voice for animals in your district!

    This one hour webinar will begin the training for the THLN Ambassador volunteer position.  You will learn to cultivate effective, professional relationships with legislators, and politely, clearly and consistently relay animal protection positions to them before and during the legislative session.  You will also learn to build a network of THLN allies in your community who will take action with you. We will work on legislative advocacy, networking, leadership and strategic thinking skills and you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and experiences with other ambassadors. 

    *This is an invite-only, closed webinar for those chosen for the THLN Ambassador program.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 37 rsvps
    Webinar (7PM CST)
    37 RSVPs