Urge your SENATOR to support House Bill 3798.
TX: Help Texas dogs stay with their families
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Housing is the #1 reason cited by Texas pet owners surrendering a dog to a taxpayer-funded shelter.
Keeping pets in homes keeps them out of Texas shelters and frees up local taxes - but some public housing authorities ban certain breeds based on the outdated and disproved assumption that breed is what makes a dog dangerous.
Texas House Bill 3798 would prevent public housing authorities from creating pet policies that label certain breeds of dogs dangerous, thereby banning them from their communities.
Families whose homes are controlled by a government-funded public housing authority should not be unfairly targeted by pet policies that are out of step with state law.