OPERATION KINDNESS BLOG
Join Operation Kindness on Tuesday, May 5, for an extraordinary giving effort for COVID-19 relief and recovery.
Update: Following guidance on social distancing, Operation Kindness will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Because we recognize the community need for pet food and supplies, the Pet Food Pantry will be open by appointment only on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. To make an appointment, call 972-418-7297 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Appointments must be made by the Wednesday prior at 5 PM. If you do not have an appointment, you will not be able to pick up from the pantry.
As all of our thoughts are on the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation, we wanted to share an update on how Operation Kindness is responding.
March 11, 2020 | By: Bob Catalani
The health, safety, and well-being of you and our animals is our highest priority. Please read our full statement.
Hockaday School students read to pets at Operation Kindness.
2019 has been a year of growth and expansion at Operation Kindness – and we are thrilled about what the future holds for animals in North Texas.
This holiday season, we’re grateful for all the comfort & joy you’ve given the animals. As a special treat for you, watch this cute holiday video!
Now through Christmas Eve, stop by Barnes and Noble in Plano to have your holiday gifts wrapped for a small donation.
“Adopting has been the greatest choice I’ve ever made,” Bella says. Read more about how Bella found her best friend, Benz.
In this season of gratitude, the animals are thankful for you! Watch the video to see how you’re making a difference for homeless pets.
Giving Tuesday, the international day of generosity, is just around the corner on December 3!
October was a great month for homeless pets in North Texas! We found homes for 329 cats and dogs, like Malia pictured here.
Halloween can be a fun and festive time for the entire family, especially if you follow these tips to keep your pets safe!
It's been another great month for adoptions at Operation Kindness! We found homes for 312 cats and dogs, like Sophie and Shamus, pictured here.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude because so many of you stepped up to help the animals! North Texas Giving Day was a success.
We're celebrating 294 adoptions during August, like Skye pictured here with her new family.
We believe that pets make life better, from snuggles to adventures and everything in between! If you’ve adopted a pet from Operation Kindness, you could help us win a lifesaving grant AND you’ll have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree for your pet up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes! The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet brightens your life.
Due to the ongoing construction at our adoption center, Operation Kindness will not be participating in Clear the Shelters on August 17.
Operation Kindness is thrilled to once again participate in North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 19, 2019! This is our largest single fundraising day of the year.
Saving lives, one puppy at a time
Round-the-clock bottle feedings. Warm shelter. Extra loving attention. These are all the things required to save the lives of tiny abandoned puppies - and something our supporters make possible!
July 2019 Adoptions Update
July was another exciting month at Operation Kindness! We're thrilled to share that 305 animals found loving homes this past month, like Sadie pictured here with her new family.
Update: Eleven has been adopted!
Earlier this month, we told you about Eleven, the kitten rescued from inside a car engine by Dallas Fire-Rescue. Now, we're happy to share that she's been adopted!
Kitten rescued from inside a car engine
It seemed like a normal Thursday morning in downtown Dallas. People were commuting to work, stopping for their coffee, birds were chirping – and a cat was meowing? Court Westcott, husband of Real Housewives of Dallas star and animal activist Kameron Westcott, was outside a local coffee shop when he heard the soft cries that turned out to be a kitten stuck under the hood of a parked car. He immediately picked up the phone and made a call to Operation Kindness.
4th of July Tips for Your Pet’s Safety
Thousands of Texans will be celebrating Independence Day with food, fun, and fireworks. But for many of our pets, this can be a scary time of year.
Construction Update: June 2019
As the summer progresses, so does work on Operation Kindness' three-phase capital campaign. Read more for an update on the construction time line.
Robert Catalani is Operation Kindness’ new CEO
As president of Operation Kindness’ Board of Directors, I have some very important news to share with you on behalf of the board. Operation Kindness has appointed a new CEO who will lead our work to help homeless pets in North Texas.
Let's get em home: Fee-waived adoptions on select dogs
We have so many great dogs up for adoption that it can be hard to choose a new best friend. This particular group of good boys, unfortunately, keep getting overlooked while their friends come and go. So we’re waiving their adoption fees to help them more quickly find the home they deserve!
Construction is underway
Operation Kindness is in the first phase of a $12 million-dollar capital campaign to expand and renovate our existing facility, which will expand our capacity and allow us to provide even greater care for our homeless animals.