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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

The Texas Unites for Animals Conference is the heart of Texas Unites’ mission.  At the annual Texas Unites for Animals Conference, over 500 animal welfare professionals from across the state of Texas and the surrounding region come together for quality professional development and networking opportunities.



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

Ed Jamison, President
Operation Kindness

Noura Jammal, Vice President
City of Richardson Animal Services

Gary Poon, Treasurer
Houston Humane Society

Amanda Earl, Secretary
Lewisville Animal Services

Lou Guyton, ASPCA

Michelle Beach Harlow, VCA Animal Hospitals

Mindy Henry, City of Cleburne Animal Services

Aaron Johnson, Montgomery County Animal Services

Shelly Meeks, Tri City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Lauren Odum, Merck Animal Health

Shannon Sims, City of San Antonio Animal Care Services

Chelsea Staley, Petco Foundation

Misty Valenta, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter 

Do you want to become more involved in Texas Unites?  Email info@texasunites.com to discuss opportunities for volunteering at our next conference.

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