Texas Animal Laws

For all questions regarding current Texas animal laws, click the links below.

Other Resource Options

The websites listed below provide information concerning Texas animal protection laws, animal-related government entities, animal welfare research organizations and animal protection organizations who share THLN's mission and vision.

Animal Law Section 
An excellent source of all state animal cruelty laws, as well as a historical source of information.

Texas Legislation and the Rules of the Board of Health 
Texas Administrative Code

Rutgers University School of Law - Animal Rights Law Center 
Material for animal rights advocacy

American Association for Horsemanship Safety 
Laws for each state dealing with cruelty to horses only.

Animal Welfare Information Center 
Providing information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing.

ALDF Crime Tips: Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty
ALDF Crime Tips is a first-of-its-kind app designed to help you help animals-by letting you report abuse and neglect of animals in your community right from your phone.