UPDATE May 11,2021: The bill has passed the full Texas House of Representatives and is now being considered in the Senate.
The majority of puppies sold in pet stores come from cruel mills, intensive breeding facilities where there is little concern for the health and wellbeing of animals. Unsuspecting families who purchase puppies from stores are often burdened with pet health problems that can cost thousands of dollars in veterinary visits, in some cases only to suffer the heartbreak of their new puppy dying, or lead to a lifetime of medical complications.
Tell your state senator that selling puppies in pet stores is inhumane and supports puppy mill cruelty. Texas residents will still be able to get the pet of their choice from shelters, rescues, and responsible breeders. Instead of profiting off puppy mill cruelty, pet stores in Texas can collaborate with shelters and rescues to help animals find loving homes.
Please send a message to your state senator and ask them to support HB 1818. You can say: "As your constituent, I am calling to ask you to please support HB 1818 to prohibit Texas pet stores from selling puppy mill puppies."
Please take a moment to contact your state senator using the form below and urge them to support HB 1818 today. Editing your message will help it stand out.