Ruth Abigail Rodriguez

  • THLN Presents: Texas Animal Advocacy Day

    The Texas Legislature meets every two years, and while the lege is in session, the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) hosts a Humane Lobby Day where animal advocates from across the state meet at the Texas Capitol to lobby their elected officials on important animal welfare bills. The Texas Animal Advocacy Day is an event sponsored by THLN during the interim year, where citizen animal advocates like you gather to learn and practice lobbying for animal protection laws at the state level.

    This full-day event includes a lobbying workshop and an overview of relevant bills that THLN plans to support in the 2025 Legislative Session. Our presenters and the agenda were carefully crafted to meet the unique lobbying needs in Texas as we plan to share important information regarding THLN’s work to increase awareness of important animal welfare, safety, and health issues.

    It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned grassroots lobbyist or attending for the first time. When we come together and learn – the animals win!  

    Note: We do not have a block of rooms. However, there are two hotels near Baylor University School of Law:


    2/21/24 UPDATE: WOW! Your demand for this event is incredible. Thank you so much! We are in the process of getting another room as quickly as possible. For now, please sign up to our waitlist below. We will notify you with more details ASAP!


    April 13, 2024 at 9:00am
    Baylor University School of Law
    1114 S University Parks Dr
    Waco, TX 76706
    United States
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  • Calling all young animal advocates...Let's Get Political for Animals!

    Do you want your child to know more about the legislative process while teaching kindness and empathy? THLN is proud to host this FREE webinar entitled, "How Kids Can Get Political for Animals!This webinar will discuss laws that protect animals in Texas including local ordinances, how a bill becomes a law and the current bill we are working to pass that gives basic shelter to dogs that live outside.  If you are interested in teaching your child advocacy, how to use his or her voice for others who have none and raising a humane child in challenging times, this is the perfect webinar. 

    The lesson is one hour designed specifically for kids ages 9-13. 

    We use a cross-discipline approach that combines social studies, politics, writing, and advocacy.  Children trained to extend justice, kindness and mercy to animals become more just, kind and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in more humane and law abiding men and women of broader sympathies.  We'll conclude by asking your child to write a letter to their State Representative and/or State Senator.  These letters will be shared on our social media so your child's compassion and advocacy can be seen and appreciated by animal advocates across the state. 

    Please note:  We will talk about animal cruelty.  Please trust your own judgement as to how your child will manage this.  We seek to teach and discuss, and certainly not to traumatize.

    When you RSVP below, you will automatically receive a confirmation email with the link to the webinar. 

    April 30, 2031 at 6:00pm

  • Volunteer


    THLN is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join in our mission to advocate for Texas animals by effecting systemic change. If you’ve got a passion for animals and want to contribute to making a tangible difference in thousands of Texas animal’s lives, volunteer with us and become part of the most powerful statewide network for animals.

    With a variety of volunteer opportunities available, you’re bound to find something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.

    Please fill out the form linked below to get started, and make sure to check out our upcoming events!

    Step 1: Please complete the form below and then click 'Next' to answer some questions about where you would most like to help us.  PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL THE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

    Become a volunteer