News & Events
Operation Kindness Sets a New Adoption Record for the 5th Consecutive Year 1st January 1970 @
With 4,566 homeless animals finding forever homes, 2016 was an amazing year at Operation Kindness. We’re excited to share this good news with you because as a donor, volunteer or adopter, you’re a part of the wonderful impact we have in the North Texas community.
And because you’re a part of the Operation Family we want to make you aware of some misinformation that is going around Facebook regarding a litter of puppies that had contagious ringworm.
Monday, we transferred a litter of puppies from Dallas Animal Services (DAS) to our shelter. During the check in process we gave the puppies a bath, updated their vaccinations and gave each a microchip. It was then we discovered the puppies had ringworm. Because our animal hospital was already at capacity with more than 100 animals, including a dozen ringworm cases taking up all available isolation space, we contacted DAS. They asked us to bring back the litter and they would transfer them to another rescue group for care. The rumor perpetuated on Facebook was that these puppies were euthanized upon their return to DAS. This is not true. DAS said they transferred these puppies to another rescue group and the pups are safe and recovering. Facebook commentators asked why we didn’t also take the pups’ mom. We did ask about their mom, because it is our standard procedure to transfer moms with their puppies. We were told their mom was not available to us. Unfortunately she was euthanized Friday January 6 – two days before we received notification from DAS that these puppies were available. In hindsight, perhaps there were other options but we have to admit this is the first time anything like this has happened. We took the comments to heart, and will keep the good ones in mind.
As you know we partner with 45 other shelters and rescue groups to transfer animals. A key benefit is we provide medical care to these animals. In 2016, Operation Kindness Provided Medical Care to 4,887 animals.
Operation Kindness’ Top 10
- 2,875 spay/neuter surgeries
- 2,033 cases of upper respiratory infection treated
- 734 cases of heart worms treated
- 261 cases of ringworm treated
- 511 intestinal illnesses treated
- 238 ear infections and injuries
- 171 cases of skin conditions (other than ringworm)
- 250 surgeries including orthopedic, internal organs, hearts, eyes and wounds
- Plus we administered more than $100,000 worth of medicine
- And provided more than 292,000 meals
We’re grateful for all your support and helping us saving more lives than ever before. Can we please ask you to do one more thing for us? Please post your happy tail stories to our Facebook page.
Join Our Cuddle Fest! 1st January 1970 @
National Cat Day is Saturday October 29! To celebrate Operation Kindness, wants to help find forever homes for cats and kittens by offering a “Cuddle-Fest” adoption discount. The original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas will offer $90 adoption fees that day only. For each cat and kitten that is adopted, Operation Kindness is able to make space in the shelter for a new furry friend– offering a second chance at life, which may not have otherwise been afforded.
Upcoming Adoption Events 1st January 1970 @
Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pull for Puppies - The Beach at Craig Ranch in McKinney.
You & Your Dog are Invited to Dog Day Afternoon! 1st January 1970 @
Dog Day Afternoon is a Fun and Free Festival Celebrating Dogs and the People Who Love Them!
Saturday, October 22, 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas (map)
Presented by Pet Supplies "Plus," Dog Day Afternoon is a bow wow blast! You and your pooch will love our "Mutt Midway" featuring dozens of unique vendors, free microchipping, food trucks, a pooch kissing booth, canine contests for prizes, adorable adoptable animals, and lots of free parking!
- Bring a pair of new or gently used shoes to donate. Sales proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness.
Don't miss our Canine Contests for prizes and trophies. $10 per dog includes entry in all 3 contests. Starting at 10:30 we will present BEST COSTUME, STUPID PET TRICKS, and BEST POOCH SMOOCH!
Present your adopted dog from Operation Kindness and get a free "alumni" bandanna with our Parade of Alumni on stage at Noon!
Free goodie bags for the first 750 guests
- Subaru of Plano's most exciting vehicles on display
Benefiting Kids, Kittens and Pups 1st January 1970 @
Kindness for Kids
Launched in 2014, the Kindness for Kids program partners with Metroplex schools and after-school care programs to benefit both kids and pups. Operation Kindness volunteers bring friendly shelter dogs to help teach the fun, engaging lessons. The dog’s backstory is used for learning about math, history, the environment, science and creative problem solving. Through these lessons, children learn how to care for the family pet, and develop greater compassion and empathy for all life. Want Kindness for Kids in your school? Contact Lynn Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click to view the program in action.
Become a Foster Volunteer! 1st January 1970 @
Foster Volunteers enable Operation Kindness to save even more animal lives by caring for dogs and cats in their home. We provide full support to ensure volunteers have an enriching experience and the dogs and cats are adopted into wonderful new fur-ever homes. Contact Stephanie Coe to volunteer or for more information.