WHO ARE YOUR TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVES?
Click here to register to vote.
http://www.votexas.org/
WHICH STATE LAWS AFFECT THE LIVES OF SHELTER PETS? 
TEXAS STATE LAWS THAT AFFECT SHELTER PETS
Animal Control Officer training course

Click here to find the statute concerning filing a Complaint with the State Board of Health for violations of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services.

Click here to find forms to file a Complaint with the State Board of Health.

Click here to file a Complaint against a veterinarian with the Texas Veterinary Board.
Click here to find your state Senator and Representative, as well as his/her contact information 
SEARCH THIS PAGE TO DETERMINE:
Learn about the Texas Companion Animal Protection Act aka CAPA or Hope's Law. 
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*CAPA would mandate the programs and services that are working in communities across the United States to stop the killing in animal shelters.  It would also outlaw inhumane methods of "euthanasia".



Title 10, Chapter 822. REGULATION OF ANIMALS
Title 10, Chapter 823.005 REQUIRED ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Texas Administrative Code Sec. 169.83 mandates that, prior to killing animals, shelters must make reasonable efforts to locate the owners of pets including scanning for microchips, checking for tattoos, checking for identification tags.
Title 10, Chapter 828. DOG AND CAT STERILIZATION (in animal shelters)
Title 10, Chapter 826. RABIES STATUTE

Texas Administrative Code Sec. 169.27 - RABIES QUARANTINE STATUTE
Title 10, Chapter 829. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER TRAINING
Texas Administrative Code Sec. 169.26  Facilities for the Quarantining or Impounding of Animals
Texas Penal Code, Section 42.09 - Cruelty to Livestock; 
42.091 Attack on Assistance Animals;
42.092 Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals;
42.10 Dog Fighting.
NEW BILLS INTRODUCED AT THE STATE LEVEL WHICH WOULD AFFECT SHELTER PETS 
Better laws for those with paws!