For starters, I'd like to begin with some GREAT NEWS!
HB 873, the "Safe Outdoor Dogs" bill, has officially been referred to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, and your Texas House Representative is on the Committee. As a constituent who lives in their district, your voice is compelling. Please ask your Representative to support HB 873! Your Texas State House Representative is the Honorable Andrew Murr: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-9586. HB 873 will:
Define adequate shelter;
Ban chains as a method of restraint; and
Save suffering dogs immediately by ending the 24-hour waiting period.
You have an opportunity to make a huge impact right now. Don't wait -- please contact your Representative as soon as possible.