83R4218 STE-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 199
         WHEREAS, For more than 45 years, the DFW Humane Society has
  dedicated itself to caring for homeless and abandoned animals in
  the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 1967, the DFWHS is a no-kill animal
  shelter that houses stray and unwanted pets and arranges for their
  adoption into new homes; it also works with the Texas Coalition for
  Animal Protection and the Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project
  to provide low-cost spay and neuter services; the shelter houses
  between 80 and 100 animals at any one time and relies on donations
  and the assistance of dedicated volunteers; and
         WHEREAS, The DFWHS formed an association with Irving Animal
  Services in 2007, and since 2010, this unique public/private
  partnership has shared the same facility in Irving; working
  together, the two groups have rescued animals living in unsanitary
  households, provided homes for pets made homeless by natural
  disasters, and conducted such joint community programs as mobile
  adoptions, Pooch Fest, the Blessing of the Animals, and Wags and
  Whiskers Week; and
         WHEREAS, By offering a safe shelter for abandoned pets and
  working to find each one a loving permanent home, the skilled and
  compassionate people of the DFW Humane Society truly deserve
  special recognition for the invaluable service they provide; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commend the DFW Humane Society for more than 45
  years of stewardship of the area's homeless animals and extend
  sincere best wishes to its staff and volunteers for continued
  success in their important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.