Representative Sarah Davis Recognized for Humane Voting Record
Texas State Rep. Sarah Davis (R – District 134) was awarded the 2015 Award for Southeast Chapter Legislator of the Year by the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) on November 16, 2015. She was chosen for this distinguished honor in recognition of her humane voting record in the Texas House of Representatives.
"THLN and animal welfare advocates all over the state are grateful for Rep. Davis' humane voting record on common sense animal welfare bills since 2011,” said Shelby Bobosky, Vice President of THLN. “She remains an excellent example of a legislator who listens to her constituents while passing critical animal welfare legislation."
“Legislators like Rep. Davis truly have the ability to protect animals, and we are lucky to have her as a champion for the animals in the state of Texas,” said Sherry Ferguson, Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society. “It is our obligation as a community to elect and re-elect state and local officials that will take a stand for animals.”
The award ceremony was hosted at the Houston Humane Society (HHS) and attended by numerous HHS staff, volunteers, THLN staff, and notable Houstonian Animal Welfare leaders and activists such as Jessica Milligan, Assistant District Attorney and senior Animal Cruelty Specialist for Harris County; Sergeant Charles Jantzen, Harris County Precinct 5 Animal Crimes Unit; Belinda Smith, retired Assistant District Attorney and HHS Board Member; Fran Ortiz, Professor at Southwest College of Law; Gloria Medina Zenteno, Barrio Dogs Founder and Unity for a Solution; along with other local animal welfare advocates and constituents of the Representative.
Photo from left to right, Texas State Representative Sarah Davis holding HHS mascot Wilma (a puppy mill survivor), HHS Executive Director Sherry Ferguson holding HHS mascot Lizzie (a cruelty survivor), THLN Southeast Texas Chapter President Courtney Davis, and THLN Board Vice President Shelby Bobosky.
About THLN: We are a mainstream voice for the animals of Texas: companion animals, homeless animals, horses, farm animals, native Texas wildlife and exotic animals alike. THLN is the voice at the Texas Legislature for untold numbers of animals throughout Texas who suffer horrific abuse and tragic neglect at the hands of callous humans. If you agree that animals deserve compassion and their abusers deserve punishment, we invite you to answer the call to justice by joining the Texas Humane Legislation Network today. Protecting those who cannot protect themselves is a noble cause for which your life will be much better for having served.
About the HHS: The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the over population of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care. The HHS does NOT receive any government funding or operating funds from national animal welfare organizations, and relies solely on donations, special events and program services.