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THLN's 6th Annual Advocacy Conference

THLN's 6th Annual Advocacy Conference September 5-6 at The Highland Dallas in Dallas TX. The only conference of its kind in Texas!

Registration for conference will end on Thursday August 28th at midnight. The hotel is asking for final number one week in advance. Please make your reservations now.

6.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) has been approved for ACOs and 4 hours of CLE has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for attorneys attending Saturday's conference

THLN's 6th Annual Advocacy Conference 2014THLN conference attendees engage in high-energy discussions and draw on the collective intelligence and enthusiasm of animal welfare leaders throughout Texas.   You'll leave the conference reinvigorated, equipped to face challenges, and armed to be an even stronger voice for animals at the Texas legislature, as well as in your own community.

Who should attend? 

Animal rescue and shelter workers, animal control officers, animal law attorneys, animal protection organization volunteers, students, veterinarians, and citizens who care about the welfare of animals. 

About this year's speakers

2014 will be a great year as we'll address a variety of animal welfare topics that past conference attendees requested. You can attend workshops, meet colleagues, and most important, learn how you can help pass animal protection bills.

Host Hotel

Our 6th anniversary conference will be held at The Highland Dallas (formerly known as the Hotel Palomar) in Dallas, Tx.  The Highland Dallas is a pet friendly, boutique hotel featuring well-appointed rooms and lounge areas. This hotel is located in the Mockingbird/Highland Park area within walking distance of retail and dining options. We are pleased to be able to offer our attendees the affordable rate of $119 per night, which includes FREE internet and parking.

We hope you'll join us as this is our 6th year of hosting this animal welfare conference and we are very excited to be in Dallas for the first time. Please attend so you can learn how to help change the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals throughout Texas.

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PAWS for a PURRpose logo

PAWS for a PURRpose 2014 is a Texas charitable public art event consisting of 27 one-of-a-kind sculptures of dogs and cats of different shapes and sizes in various poses of the pets we so dearly cherish.

THLN is delighted to announce that Allison Gregory and 12 other notable Texas artists will again donate their time and talent to create 27 one-of-a-kind animal sculptures for the PAWS For A PURRpose 2014 Art Auction. The auction will be one of the largest public art events in Texas this year! Many of these artists produce museum-quality work and all were selected because of their unique style, quality of  work, and success with their art from PAWS for a PURRpose 2013.

The sculptures will be on view at The Highland Dallas Hotel (formerly the Hotel Palomar) in Dallas from September 5th - October 17th, 2014. The pieces can also be viewed via the online auction where bidders can place bids on them. Proceeds from this event will be used to pass animal protection laws in the upcoming 2015 Texas Legislative Session.

It will be very easy to fall in love with your favorite art piece! We made it simple to participate in our online auction. The auction will run from September 5 - October 17, 2014 ending at midnight.

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Logo the Dog

Earlier this season, we posted Loco's story, which paved the way for THLN's animal cruelty statute to pass into law. By pledging a gift to THLN, you will help us make more animal protection laws in Texas a reality. Click here for Loco's story.

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Attention: The Hotel Palomar (site of the THLN Conference September 5-6, 2014) is now The Highland Dallas

Quick Summary: The pet-friendly THLN conference hotel has changed its name, but no changes have been made to the room rate or conference schedule.
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Action Alert: Show your support for the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act by contacting your member of Congress today!

Quick Summary: THLN feels it's important to inform our members about the documented instances of cruelty and abuse that exotic animals are subjected to in traveling shows.
Click here to take action now!

Action Alert: Speak Up for Texas Greyhounds!

Quick Summary: In the next few weeks, the Texas Racing Commission will vote on a proposal to legalize "Instant Racing" slot machines at Texas racetracks, including Gulf Greyhound Park. If this passes, the cruelty of greyhound racing will be subsidized with millions in slot machine gambling profits. Important Update! Change of Location for the Public Comment Hearing on Greyhound "Instant Racing".
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