Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas
Since our founding in 1976 Operation Kindness has saved the lives of nearly 100,000 homeless animals. We never turn an animal away because of the cost for medical care, and we take pride in our ability to treat and rehabilitate any dog or cat and give them the opportunity to experience a good quality of life.

North Texas daily faces the challenge of how to tackle the homeless pet population issue. Operation Kindness daily serves as the “go to” facility for 47 municipal shelters and rescue groups who have run out of space or have animals in need of medical services. Our community relies on us to save lives.

2017 Impact

  • 4,889 adoptions
  • 5,090 animals received care
  • 3,140 spay/neuter surgeries
  • 23,656 exams
  • 363 surgeries (orthopedic, eyes, Internal)
  • $200,000 on medicine
  • 308,000+ meals served
  • 7,000 pounds of laundry washed


To care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment
until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate
humane values and behavior.


To realize our vision of a world where all cats and dogs have loving, responsible, forever homes.
Operation Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no government funding. All of our income comes from donations from individuals and businesses, adoptions, and fundraising events.