Past Events

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  • WW - Texas Lobbying 101

    Join us live on Facebook! 

    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 animal protection issues impacting their communities. This "Introduction to Lobbying" webinar will show how anyone can be a powerful voice for animals during the 2021 legislative session.

    Tune in here at 12p, Wednesday, November 25!

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    0 RSVPs
  • Texas Civil Seizure Law for Animals

    Under Texas law, animals seized as evidence under the Texas Penal Code may be held for long periods of time while the arrested violator’s criminal trial makes its way through the justice system. Many don't know about the civil seizure law wherein abused animals can be seized under the Texas Health and Safety Code, which carries less of a burden of proof, no arrest, and allows the animals' disposition within a ten-day period, pending any appeals. Learn all about the Texas civil seizure law, when to use it and how it is a great alternative in removing cruelly treated animals.

    Animal lawyer and animal law expert Lara Tomlin is an appellate attorney at the Denton County District Attorney's office. She is board certified in Criminal Appellate Law and handles animal-related cases, including seizure hearings for cruelly treated animals. She has also served on the Denton Animal Support Foundation board of directors, an organization that supports the Denton Animal Shelter. 

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    42 RSVPs
  • Post-Election Happy Hour

    Let's raise a glass to you for surviving the toughest election we can recall! Join us for a virtual Post-Election Happy Hour. We'll do a short recap of how endorsed candidates fared, thank y'all for all your hard work, and shift our focus to the upcoming session.

    RSVP with the form below. You will receive an auto-response email with a link to a Zoom meeting.


     

     

    Friday, November 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    18 RSVPs
  • Service & Support Animals Webinar

    Under Texas law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities may bring their service animals to all public accommodations, such as government buildings, hotels, restaurants, stadiums, and stores. These laws also require those who operate transportation services to allow service animals. But recent trends show confusion with emotional support animals and the varying definitions.

    Animal Law Expert and Animal Lawyer Randy Turner will present on service animals and emotional support animals as defined by federal laws and supporting state laws. This one hour webinar will examine how cities and municipalities can follow federal and state laws in accordance with handling these animals and how to avoid the pitfalls in applying these laws in their own cities.

      

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    40 RSVPs