Operation Kindness Sets a New Adoption Record for the 5th Consecutive Year
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.