Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Dog Park Club
Okay, I'll admit it. The title might be slightly misleading because the two events are seperate but both are put on by the The Woodlands Dog Park Club, so I thought you'd forgive me for this slight indiscretion.
2010 Spring Bark
The 6th Annual Spring Bark is scheduled for April 17th at Northshore Park in The Woodlands.
They're asking rescue groups that would like to participate to spread the word about this great event and get a minimum of 10 participants to register.
Spring Bark 2009 was a major fundraiser, grossing $30,000, and it was voted Best Pet Event in Houston by Pet Talk Magazine and its readership.
I have no doubt that we can make SB 2010 even bigger and better.
I'll see about getting some more information on the event and pass it on to you in plenty of time for you to make plans to go ;o)
Ban the Roadside Sale of Animals
I know what you're probably thinking. Didn't you just read an article talking about the sale of roadside animals already being illegal?
Yes, you did (and if you didn't then please feel free to click on the link and check it out) but you need to remember the Bill only allows counties with populations of over 1.3 million people to regulate the sale of roadside animals. Basically, this means a person just has to hop over into Montgomery County, or some other neighboring county, and they can set up shop there with no muss or fuss.
The Woodlands Dog Park Club and the Texas Humane Legislation Network are teaming up to pass a bill banning the roadside sales of companion animals during the 2011 Texas legislative session. Your THLN contacts will be Brian Craft, Southeast Chapter President, and Shanda bailey, Southeast Chapter Marketing Chair. THLN and its network of members will actively support the roadside sales ban bill.
You can voice your support for the bill to your own legislators during the session and to specific committee members when the bill is being heard. You can find out who represents you by going to the "Who Represents me" website and entering your information.
This is a grassroots movement so spread the word to everyone. Attempts to get this passed have been made before but have been unsuccessful, although, the efforts did create awareness among government representatives. 2011 can be the year we make this happen.
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