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    Senior Member SueLab's Avatar
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    Default Today is it! Help...

    This bill will make the first offense a felony but not if the dog is in it's owner's yard. It does not solve the maulings that occur. This bill is not the solution...

    Please send fax even if you live out of state...reference this: Out of state tourists can help us by saying they will not bring their dogs to Texas for vacations, dog shows or any AKC dog performance tests and events

    TX-RPOA E-News
    From Responsible Pet Owners Alliance,
    the reasonable voice regarding animal issues in Texas.
    Responsible Pet Owners Alliance is an animal welfare organization,
    not "animal rights" and, yes, there is a difference.
    Permission granted to crosspost.

    This is it! HB 1355 regarding dangerous dogs can be heard anytime now as
    the legislature is drawing to a close. Legislators are in a frenzy to get
    their bills passed. If the bill isn't amended to be a Class A Misdemeanor
    for a first offense, it MUST be defeated. Please call and fax your own
    senator as Zandra instructs below. Then if you have time, contact all of
    the senators; keep their phones and faxes buzzing. Out of state tourists
    can help us by saying they will not bring their dogs to Texas for vacations,
    dog shows or any AKC dog performance tests and events. All the senators'
    contact information is at the bottom of this message.

    From Zandra Anderson:
    Ok, there is light at the end of this tunnel so let's make sure it isn't a
    train!!! Senate to vote any day now!
    FAX and CALL, CALL & CALL some more!!!

    How to find your Senator and his/her Telephone & FAX #:
    Then click on your Senator's name and that will take you to his/her fax

    Sample Letter for Today:
    May 14, 2007
    RE: Opposition to HB1355 as Written

    Vengeance NO; Fairness YES:
    A Fair Solution that is in Keeping with the Intent of the Bill

    FAX (512) ____________________

    Dear Hon. Senator__________________________

    I am opposed to HB 1355 as written but there is a fair solution that is in
    keeping with the bill's intent to make owners responsible for their dogs.

    Amending this Bill will make the owner responsible without being out of line
    with other Texas crimes. I am for the following:

    1. Class A Misdemeanor for the first incident with the dog.
    2. Second/Third Degree Felony if the dog has already been declared
    3. Add defenses for dogs legally off their owners property like for hunting
    dogs, working dogs, therapy dogs, dogs competing in sanctioned events.
    4. Remove Sec. 822.007 because it is redundant of existing law and I am
    against even the suggestion of this law being breed specific and was not the
    Legislative Intent.


    (Your name and address must be included)
    ALL Senators are addressed:
    PO Box 12068
    Capitol Station
    Austin, TX 78711

    Kevin Eltife
    Phone: (512) 463-0101
    Fax: (512) 475-3751

    Bob Deuell
    Phone: (512) 463-0102
    Fax: (512) 463-7202

    Robert Nichols
    Phone: (512) 463-0103
    Fax: (512) 463-1526

    Tommy Williams
    Phone: (512) 463-0104
    Fax: (512) 463-6373

    Steve Ogden
    Phone: (512) 463-0105
    Fax: (512) 463-5713

    Mario Gallegos
    Phone: (512) 463-0106
    Fax: (512) 463-0346

    Dan Patrick
    Phone: (512) 463-0107
    Fax: (512) 463-8810

    Florence Shapiro
    Phone: (512) 463-0108
    Fax: (512) 463-7579

    Chris Harris
    Phone: (512) 463-0109
    Fax: (512) 463-7003

    Kim Brimer
    Phone: (512) 463-0110
    Fax: (512) 475-3745

    Mike Jackson
    Phone: (512) 463-0111
    Fax: (512) 475-3727

    Jane Nelson
    Phone: (512) 463-0112
    Fax: (512) 463-0923

    Rodney Ellis
    Phone: (512) 463-0113
    Fax: (512) 463-0006

    Kirk Watson
    Phone: (512) 463-0114
    Fax: (512) 463-5949

    John Whitmire
    Phone: (512) 463-0115
    Fax: (512) 475-3737

    John J. Carona
    Phone: (512) 463-0116
    Fax: (512) 463-3135

    Kyle Janek
    Phone: (512) 463-0117
    (800) 445-2635
    Fax: (512) 463-0639

    Glenn Hegar
    Phone: (512) 463-0118
    Fax: (512) 475-3736

    Carlos Uresti
    Phone: (512) 463-0119
    Fax: (512) 463-1017

    Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
    Phone: (512) 463-0120
    Fax: (512) 463-0229

    Judith Zaffirini
    Phone: (512) 463-0121
    Fax: (512) 475-3738

    Kip Averitt
    Phone: (512) 463-0122
    Fax: (512) 475-3729

    Royce West
    Phone: (512) 463-0123
    Fax: (512) 463-0299

    Troy Fraser
    Phone: (512) 463-0124
    Fax: (512) 475-3732

    Jeff Wentworth
    Phone: (512) 463-0125
    Fax: (512) 463-7794

    Leticia Van de Putte
    Phone: (512) 463-0126
    Fax: (512) 463-2114

    Eddie Lucio, Jr.
    Phone: (512) 463-0127
    Fax: (512) 463-0061

    Robert Duncan
    Phone: (512) 463-0128
    (800) 322-9538
    Fax: (512) 463-2424

    Eliot Shapleigh
    Phone: (512) 463-0129
    Fax: (512) 463-0218

    Craig Estes
    Phone: (512) 463-0130
    Fax: (512) 463-8874

    Kel Seliger
    Phone: (512) 463-0131
    Fax: (512) 475-3733

    Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
    900 NE Loop 410 #311-D
    San Antonio, TX 78209
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    Website: www. responsiblepetowners. org
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    pretty scary that you could potentially lose your ability to purchase a firearm b/c of a first time dog bite...

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