Animal Connection of Texas

Fighting Animal Cruelty

Founded in 1986, Animal Connection of Texas (A.C.T.) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization made up of volunteers who are committed to ending the suffering, abuse, and exploitation of all animals.

Current campaigns

We are engaged in a number of exciting campaigns, such as pushing for the end of the fur trade, shutting down cruel breeders, and more.

Contact info

If you have any questions about any of our events, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or join our Facebook group.

Upcoming events

Here are upcoming events organized by the community:

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There are typically 1-2 events per week. Events will be posted here as well as on the Google Calendar, which you can add to your phone's calendar.

Campaign victories

Fur trade

In 2021, we helped pressure Neiman Marcus, Oscar de la Renta, and Yves Saint Laurent to stop selling fur. Currently, we are working to end the sale of fur at Louis Vuitton.


ACT partnered with Slaughter Free Cities to pressure Strauss Meats to cancel the construction of a slaughterhouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a result, the company announced they would no longer be building the slaughterhouse in Wisconsin or anywhere else.


ACT was able to help pressure Ringling Brothers circus to eliminate the use of animals. Currently, we are pressuring more circuses like Carden Circus to do the same.

Companion animal protection

ACT championed and won a 4-year battle to end pound seizure in Dallas (the practice of selling dogs and cats from city shelters to research labs).

Every year, thousands of unwanted cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters or worse, suffer tragic deaths outdoors after being forced to fend for themselves.

ACT helped establish SNYP in hopes of eliminating shelter euthanizations and reducing stray populations through caretaker education and providing reduced-cost options for dog and cat caretakers to have their companion animals safely spayed or neutered.

In 2022, ACT got a Dallas city ordinance passed banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. Petland was selling dogs from cruel breeders instead of helping shelter dogs and cats who are already in need of forever homes. But not any more.