About Us

Texas Unites

Texas Unites, founded in 2015, is an animal welfare support organization serving Texas and its surrounding states.  Texas Unites was a merging of two well respected organizations, North Central Texas Animal Shelter Coalition and Texas Federation of Humane Societies, both with a long history of supporting the animal welfare community.



Our mission is to provide a system of information, support and guidance by:
• Enhancing professionalism in the animal welfare industry
• Strengthening the human companion animal bond
• Promoting respect and compassion for all life


The Texas Unites for Animals Conference

Texas Unites for Animals is the largest and most successful regional animal care conference in the country.  Our audience is the animal care & control, sheltering and rescue community. We provide quality professional development opportunities to over 500 animal welfare professionals from across the state of Texas and beyond.  Learn more: Texas Unites for Animals Conference 2018 Fact Sheet



Your annual membership connects you with the Texas Unites community, providing professional, educational opportunities and collaboration between animal welfare professionals. JOIN TODAY!


Board of Directors

Dennis Wooten, President
City of Richardson Animal Services

Ann Barnes, Vice President
Dallas Animal Services

Lou Guyton, Treasurer

Corey Price, Secretary
City of Irving Animal Services

Pam Burney, Advisor

Michelle Beach Harlow, VCA Animal Hospitals

Noura Jammal, City of Richardson Animal Services

Chun Mezger, City of North Richland Hills Animal Adoption and Rescue Center

Lauren Odum, Merck Animal Health

Jay Sabatucci, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control

Lori Sanderson, Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT)

Lori Strittmatter, Mansfield Animal Care & Control

Susan Waits, City of Irving Animal Services


Do you want to become more involved in Texas Unites?  Email info@texasunites.com to discuss opportunities for volunteering and/or Board leadership.

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