Tag Archives: Animal Welfare

Three years. 6,000 Lives Saved.

This week is a milestone for the Dallas Animal Services PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center. The center, built and paid for by PetSmart Charities and staffed by Dallas Animal Services officially opened on November 3, 2013. Three years and 6,000 adoptions … Continue reading

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Texas Unites Conference Needs You!

Texas Unites, the largest regional animal welfare conference in the nation, is now accepting speaker proposals for the 2017 Conference to be held in April in Austin. If you’re a expert in your field and want to share your knowledge … Continue reading

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Natinsky's Law, the Silver Lining and Why History Matters

Natinsky’s Law. A friend cringes every time I call it that. But that’s what it is. It’s the result of a City Council representative’s desire to stop hearing one resident’s continued criticism of the City for not doing enough to … Continue reading

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Michael Vick wants to be a Dallas Cowboy

I know what you’re thinking. Over my dead body. And yet, Michael Vick hinted about the possibility in a tweet on Saturday – a tweet given prolonged life and credibility when the Dallas Cowboys re-tweeted it. The Cowboys deny they … Continue reading

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On a Personal Note – Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover. Ever.

When you don’t know someone well, and you don’t take the time to get to know them, it’s easy to underestimate them.  For example, last week someone judged me to be a crazy cat lady who cared only about the … Continue reading

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From 72% kill rate to 72% save rate: A milestone for Dallas on the road to No-Kill

In July of 2011, then Code Compliance Director Joey Zapata asked me to chair a City task force to take on the job of pulling together a group of local animal welfare leaders to create a blue print to get Dallas to … Continue reading

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THLN Conference Sept 28 & 29 in Austin–YOU can make a difference

Texas Humane Legislation Network’s 4th Annual Legislation, Education and Advocacy Conference will be held September 28th and 29th, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 111 Cesar Chavez, in Austin Texas 78701. The conference kicks off Friday with a tour … Continue reading

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One Day Animal Welfare Conference, Saturday, March 3rd in Denton

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo. CHANGING ANIMAL WELFARE; CHANGING PARADIGMS March 3rd, 2012 University of North Texas Campus University Union, Denton, TX Sponsored by The UNT Feral … Continue reading

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