The links below will take you to articles that we hope you will find useful concerning how you can protect animals in your own community. We encourage you to share this information with your local schools, community newspapers and civic groups.
Texas Law Animal Book
The Texas Academy of Animal Control Officer's is now offering the 2011 edition of the Texas Animal Law Book. The book provides a quick reference to every animal law in the state of Texas. Click the Texas Law Animal Book link above to find out more.
Writing Letters To The Editor
Writing a letter to the editor is a great opportunity to share your opinion, educate the public about animal issues, applaud someone for doing the right thing, or criticize inhumane policies. A well written, well timed letter to the editor can shift public opinion and influence policy. Before you get started, click the above link for a few tips.
THLN's Primer on Conducting Animal Cruelty Investigations
A Primer for Conducting Animal Cruelty Investigations
Procedures for Pursuing Animal Abuse Cases
There are two separate bodies of law dealing with animal abuse. One is the civil law and the other is the criminal law. Civil law is used to obtain custody of animals from their abusers, while criminal law is used to prosecute and punish those abusers.
Trials and Appeals in Civil Animal Cruelty Cases
Trials and Appeals in Civil Seizure Cases Involving Cruelly Treated Animals Information Sheet (PDF file) and Worksheet to Calculate Amount of Appeal Bonds (XLS file).
Eight Steps To Help Stop Animal Abuse
Increase your effectiveness as an advocate for animals and help ensure that Texas laws are enforced!
Help Stop Animal Cruelty in Your Neighborhood
Animal cruelty and neglect are on the rise in Texas. If you witness an animal being abused or suffering from neglect, don't assume someone else will intervene. Animal protection agencies and local police depend on concerned citizens like you to alert them to animal abuse.
A safer and cleaner building for animals and staff? How about a facility designed to encourage the public to come on in? Whatever your design dreams, AnimalSheltering.org can help you accomplish them!