Support the bill to save puppies and kittens (H.B. 3450)
  • Petitioned State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg

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State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg
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State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst
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State Rep. Garnet Coleman
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State Rep. Jessica Farrar
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State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
Texas-049
State Rep. Elliott Naishtat
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State Rep. Susan King
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State Rep. John Zerwas
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State Rep. Carol Alvarado
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State Rep. Robert Guerra
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State Rep. Marsha Farney
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State Rep. Sarah Davis

Support the bill to save puppies and kittens (H.B. 3450)

    1. Petition by

      NO KILL HOUSTON

WHILE WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WE REQUEST THAT ONLY TEXANS SIGN THIS PETITION.  IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF TEXAS, PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR TEXAS FRIENDS AND FAMILY.   THANK YOU 

Houston shelters kill roughly 80,000 animals a year. San Antonio, Dallas, and other shelters kill tens of thousands as well.  But that number will soon plummet if legislation introduced into the Texas Legislature becomes law.   The Texas Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), H.B. 3450 introduced by Representative Jessica Farrar, would require shelters to follow practices that allowed communities like Austin, Texas to save 92% of all dogs and cats last month.

Similar laws have been passed elsewhere including California, where it was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support (96 to 12) and signed into law by the then-state’s Republican governor. In Delaware, it passed both houses of the legislature unanimously. And parts of it are in place in Austin, Texas, where the City Council voted 7-0 in favor.

CAPA mandates policies and procedures which not only helped Austin end the killing of savable animals, but that have created No Kill communities nationwide including Reno, Nevada, Shelby County, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan, Tompkins County, New York, and elsewhere.

If passed, CAPA would:

1)    abolish the gas chamber;

2)   abolish “heart sticks” as a method of “euthanasia” except under certain specific circumstances;

3)   ban “convenience killing” (killing when there are empty cages);

4)   mandate collaboration by requiring shelters to work with non-profit rescue organizations to maximize  life saving;

5)   mandate transparency by requiring shelters to report how many animals they kill;.

6)   ban the killing of animals based on arbitrary criteria such as breed, age or color;

7)   prohibit selling shelter animals to research labs;

and more......

Texas CAPA is based on model legislation written by the No Kill Advocacy Center.

If history is any guide, CAPA will face opposition from shelters who do not want to be regulated, and the large, national organizations which defend those shelters.

Because we face such opposition, we need the help of all Texans to pass this law. Texas CAPA was recently sent to the Public Health committee for consideration.  The members of the Public Health committee need to know that Texans support this bill.

Please sign this petition. When you sign, it will send an email to each Public Health committee member.  There is a space to write your own comments.  Please do personalize your email. 

Learn additional ways that you can help this bill become law, by visiting No Kill Houston's website.

 

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    2. Texas Companion Animal Protection Act Could Save Thousands at Shelters

      Tens of thousands of cats and dogs are put to sleep every year in parts of Texas like Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. But a new bill introduced by Representative Jessica Farrar could save a large percentage of those animals.
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    • Lisa Herrera LA PORTE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      In the words of Mahatma Ghandi :

      The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated.

      Do you really want our nation judged tomorrow based on his beliefs? How well do you think we would do?

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    • Angela Miller TOMBALL, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Please help save all these innocent babies!!! Im doing all I can and I hope you will too.

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    • Lauren Santerre HOUSTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Please consider giving these animals a chance at life!

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    • Chris Souza SPRING, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Please pass this bill. Let us become a state known as the no-kill state. If you witnessed the way some of these animals put to death you would understand why this is so important. Animals are our companions and they depend on us to care for them. My dogs have always come from the shelters and they have always been loyal and loving pets' Please pass this bill let us work for the animals and humanity.

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    • Janine Peters EL PASO, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Please, do pass this bill to help save and protect the companion animals in Texas!. I have personally seen the animals that suffer from the very same system that is supposed to save and protect them. How we care for these animals speaks to how we see them and the humans in our society also. There are many people ready and willing to help-- but they cannot work within a system that seeks mainly to simply and with no care dispose of the animals. Please, let us work TOGETHER for the sake of the animals and our HUMANITY!

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