Stephanie Long

  • SIGN OUR PETITION: Tell Texas Legislators Dogs Deserve Adequate Shelter


    Every year we receive hundreds of calls and emails about dogs left outside suffering in the extreme Texas weather. We know law enforcement, the media, and everyday Texans are sometimes helpless to do anything when they see a dog succumbing to a heat stroke. That’s partly because every jurisdiction in Texas handles these cases differently. Why? Because we do not have a single definition of “adequate shelter” that everyone can use. If the horror stories of animals freezing to death or dying in the Texas heat haunt you, you can do something NOW.


    Please help us change the fate of Texas animals. They can’t afford to wait.

    Passing our tethering bill next session will allow us to include a statewide definition of "adequate shelter" as a minimum standard of shelter that all pet owners should have to meet. Once we have this definition in place, local law enforcement and animal control officers will be able to act swiftly.


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  • Eric, do you know the easiest way to follow Hubbard’s case in the HCDAO’s pipeline and the court system? I don’t yet know her case #

    Four years ago, I was an intern (paralegal, I’m not an attorney) with the HCDAO. I was in Major Frauds, but the ADA responsible for the internship program, Jessica Milligan, was instrumental in establishing and strengthening the Animal Cruelty Division and in establishing educational campaigns about animal cruelty. I recently became a Humane Society of the United States District Leader Volunteer in the 36th Congressional District. But as a resident of Baytown/Harris County, my role as a District Leader also includes animal welfare advocacy at the local level. I intend to re-connect with Milligan to re-introduce myself and discuss including her in my advocacy network. I want the “in” on judges like Nicholas and other judges that have heard animal cruelty cases before them.

    I’d love to connect and network with you, too, Eric. Contact me at and let me know your preferred way of communication. Thank you for being an animal advocate!

District Leader, 36th Congressional District/TX, The Humane Society of the United States; Board Member & Treasurer, Friends of County Pets (HCAS)
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