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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

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
[email protected]

Bob Deuell
Phone: (512) 463-0102
Fax: (512) 463-7202
[email protected]

Robert Nichols
Phone: (512) 463-0103
Fax: (512) 463-1526
[email protected]

Tommy Williams
Phone: (512) 463-0104
Fax: (512) 463-6373
[email protected]

Steve Ogden
Phone: (512) 463-0105
Fax: (512) 463-5713
[email protected]

Mario Gallegos
Phone: (512) 463-0106
Fax: (512) 463-0346
[email protected]

Dan Patrick
Phone: (512) 463-0107
Fax: (512) 463-8810
[email protected]

Florence Shapiro
Phone: (512) 463-0108
Fax: (512) 463-7579
[email protected]

Chris Harris
Phone: (512) 463-0109
Fax: (512) 463-7003
[email protected]

Kim Brimer
Phone: (512) 463-0110
Fax: (512) 475-3745
[email protected]

Mike Jackson
Phone: (512) 463-0111
Fax: (512) 475-3727
[email protected]

Jane Nelson
Phone: (512) 463-0112
Fax: (512) 463-0923
[email protected]

Rodney Ellis
Phone: (512) 463-0113
Fax: (512) 463-0006
[email protected]

Kirk Watson
Phone: (512) 463-0114
Fax: (512) 463-5949
[email protected]

John Whitmire
Phone: (512) 463-0115
Fax: (512) 475-3737
[email protected]

John J. Carona
Phone: (512) 463-0116
Fax: (512) 463-3135
[email protected]

Kyle Janek
Phone: (512) 463-0117
(800) 445-2635
Fax: (512) 463-0639
[email protected]

Glenn Hegar
Phone: (512) 463-0118
Fax: (512) 475-3736
[email protected]

Carlos Uresti
Phone: (512) 463-0119
Fax: (512) 463-1017
[email protected]

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Phone: (512) 463-0120
Fax: (512) 463-0229
Email: [email protected]

Judith Zaffirini
Phone: (512) 463-0121
Fax: (512) 475-3738
[email protected]

Kip Averitt
Phone: (512) 463-0122
Fax: (512) 475-3729
[email protected]

Royce West
Phone: (512) 463-0123
Fax: (512) 463-0299
[email protected]

Troy Fraser
Phone: (512) 463-0124
Fax: (512) 475-3732
[email protected]

Jeff Wentworth
Phone: (512) 463-0125
Fax: (512) 463-7794
[email protected]

Leticia Van de Putte
Phone: (512) 463-0126
Fax: (512) 463-2114
[email protected]

Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Phone: (512) 463-0127
Fax: (512) 463-0061
Eddie.L[email protected]

Robert Duncan
Phone: (512) 463-0128
(800) 322-9538
Fax: (512) 463-2424
[email protected]

Eliot Shapleigh
Phone: (512) 463-0129
Fax: (512) 463-0218
[email protected]

Craig Estes
Phone: (512) 463-0130
Fax: (512) 463-8874
[email protected]

Kel Seliger
Phone: (512) 463-0131
Fax: (512) 475-3733
[email protected]

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
900 NE Loop 410 #311-D
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Fax: (210) 822-9038
Website: www. responsiblepetowners. org
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