Action Alert: Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act in Danger

Take Action to Prevent Puppy Mills in Texas!

The Texas legislature is preparing to gut the state program that prevents unregulated puppy mills. Since 2011, the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act has given the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) the right to regulate the conditions in large-scale animal breeding facilities. Click here to take action!

Weeks after this law took effect in September 2012, 41 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and 51 Maltese were dumped on country roads in the middle of the night. The terrible condition of the dogs left no doubt that they came from puppy mills afraid of the upcoming inspections. Humane Tomorrow (formerly Humane Society of Flower Mound) took custody of the Maltese and, working with other rescue groups, found homes for all of them. You can see their story here.

The law that scared bad breeders so badly that they dumped their “stock” rather than face prosecution for animal cruelty is in danger of being eliminated and it needs YOUR action to keep puppy mills from once again running rampant in Texas!

Take Action to Prevent Puppy Mills in Texas!

  1. Sign Texas Humane Legislation Network's petition here!
  2. If you have firsthand experience rescuing a puppy mill dog, please make public comments here to explain to the Sunset Committee why this law is so badly needed.
    • Choose Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation from the dropdown menu.
  3. Should I call my legislator? Not yet, unless he or she is a member of the Sunset Committee. If they are, please politely ask that they vote to keep this law intact.

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