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Ask Texas legislators to end breed restrictions in public housing via HB 1159 / SB 349.

TX: Help keep pets and families together

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Texas Health and Safety Code Sec. 822.047 prohibits local governments from creating dangerous dog laws based on breed, yet state-funded housing providers are still enforcing outdated breed-based restrictions.

These restrictions keep otherwise beloved pets from staying with their families, and prevent otherwise well-behaved homeless pets from being adopted at Texas shelters.

House Bill 1159 and Senate Bill 349 would require that Texas housing authorities comply with county and/or municipal restrictions on dangerous dogs in accordance with existing state law — making it easier for families to keep their pets and for more dogs to be adopted.

TAKE ACTION: Ask your Texas representative and senator to support HB 1159 / SB 349, respectively. Send your personalized messages via email and/or tweet now.

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