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Operation Kindness is the leading no-kill pet adoption center in North Texas. Since our founding in 1976, we have saved more than 105,000 homeless animals.

For media inquiries:

Natalie Buxton
Director of Marketing & Communications, Operation Kindness
Email: nbuxton@operationkindness.org
Cell: 817-896-2207

Family Pet: Shelter Uses Adorable Halloween Costumes To Get Pit Bull Adopted & And It Works!


October 7, 2019

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The Animal Rescue Site: Shelter Uses Adorable Halloween Costumes To Get Pit Bull Adopted & And It Works!


October 7, 2019

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Inspire More: Shelter Uses Adorable Halloween Costumes To Get Pit Bull Adopted & And It Works!


October 7, 2019

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Dallas Morning News: Head to a fest with your pooch this weekend


October 4, 2019

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Dallas Weekly: Operation Kindness Partners with Dallas Animal Services to find foster families for expecting dogs and cats


October 2, 2019

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Dallas Sports Fanatic: DSF Top 20 Current Athletes: #5 Texas Rangers OF Joey Gallo


September 29, 2019

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North Dallas Gazette: Operation Kindness and Dallas Animal Services seeking foster families


September 27, 2019

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Carrollton Leader: North Texas Giving Day brings in record donations, Carrollton nonprofits reap benefits


September 24, 2019

This year’s North Texas Giving Day brought in record donations as North Texans gave over $50.1 million to 2,988 nonprofits. Carrollton-based Operation Kindness came in 10th place on the leader board for the most received donations. The organization received 1,593 donations totaling $223,263.

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WFAA ABC 8: North Texas Giving Day brings in $50 million for nearly 3,000 nonprofits


September 20, 2019

The total raised Thursday is $50,189,301, according to the latest tally available Friday morning. Operation Kindness raised $223,263.

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D Magazine: Some Stats From A(nother) Record-Setting North Texas Giving Day


September 20, 2019

More than 150,000 donations came in over 24 hours. Operation Kindness raised $223,263.

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WFAA Daybreak: North Texas Giving Day


September 19, 2019

Volunteer Sam K. represented Operation Kindness on WFAA Daybreak for North Texas Giving Day!

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Press Release: Operation Kindness Will Allocate 100% of North Texas Giving Day Donations Directly to Animals


September 10, 2019

North Texas Giving Day is the single largest fundraising day of the year for Operation Kindness. This year, the nonprofit will use 100% of the funds raised during the 18-hour online day of giving for caring for cats and dogs. The restricted fund will be used only to provide food, lifesaving care, shelter and more and will not be used to cover any administrative or overhead expenses.

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Operation Kindness on NBC First at Four (KXAS NBC 5)


August 21, 2019

Operation Kindness offers $99 senior dog adoptions in honor of National Senior Citizen's Day.

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Dallas Observer: Addison Gets Another Restaurant, with benefits to Operation Kindness


August 15, 2019

Sidecar Social will partner with Operation Kindness. Guests can order a meal for their dogs called the doggie entrée bowl, and proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness. Sidecar Social opens in August 2019.

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PaperCity: The 10 Best Things to do in Dallas This Weekend



August 9, 2019

Get in zen mode with some kitten yoga at Flea Style in Deep Ellum. Operation Kindness and the vintage store have teamed up to make your yoga class cuddly and then let you play with kittens and shop afterwards.

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Press Release: July is Lost Pet Prevention Month



July 3, 2019

During July, local shelters experience an extreme increase in the number of lost pets that are found - specifically the days surrounding Independence Day. Most of this can be attributed to the noise and commotion that comes with outdoor celebrations.

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Press Release: How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Upcoming Holiday Celebrations



July 3, 2019

July is here, which means many people are gearing up for the annual holiday celebrating when America became an independent nation. With all of the festivities, it is important to remember this holiday can be extremely stressful for your furry friends. This year, Operation Kindness is providing tips on how to make sure the celebrations go smoothly for every person and animal involved.

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Dallas Morning News: Dog About Town



June 21, 2019

Addison Sushi 469 will host a yappy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, with 15 percent of the evening's food purchases going to Operation Kindness. Pooches are welcome on the patio. 4995 Addison Circle.

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Lakewood Advocate: Who quits a law career to rescue animals? This woman



June 21, 2019

A lifelong animal advocate and supporter of Operation Kindness, Shelby Bobosky serves on the board of the Texas Humane Legislation Network. Read more about Shelby in this profile from the Lakewood Advocate.

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Plano Magazine: The Lion King Kitty-Cat Adoption Event at Alamo Drafthouse



June 20, 2019

Operation Kindness is hosting a Lion King kitty-cat adoption event at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas.

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Press Release: Reality TV Star’s Husband, Dallas Fire Department and Operation Kindness Save Kitten



June 17, 2019

It seemed like a normal Thursday, June 13 morning in downtown Dallas. People were commuting to work, stopping for their favorite 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.

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Fox 4: The New Era at Operation Kindness



June 8, 2019

There's a new CEO at Operation Kindness. Bob Catalani stopped by to tell us what's ahead for the no kill shelter and show us two cute pups.

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KRLD 1080: CEO Spotlight with Robert Catalani



June 5, 2019 Hear Operation Kindness' new CEO, Robert "Bob" Catalani, discuss the latest with Operation Kindness.

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My Sweet Charity: Robert Catalani Starts His First Day Of Work As Operation Kindness’ Permanent CEO



Fox 4 News: Blue & Aria are looking for their forever homes



June 2, 2019

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Press Release: 11th Annual Hope Gala



April 9, 2019
The Hope Gala, Operation Kindness’ premier event, raises money to help provide medical treatment, rehabilitation, food and shelter to homeless cats and dogs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2018, Operation Kindness found homes for 4,825 animals. Since their founding in 1976, Operation Kindness has rescued and rehomed more than 105,000 cats and dogs.

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CBS 11: Free Pet Food Offered to Affected Federal Employees



January 17, 2019

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Dog About Town: Checking out new spots and more things to do



January 11, 2019

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Press Release: Free Pet Food Offered to Affected Federal Employees



January 1, 2019
Operation Kindness’ Pet Food Pantry is offering free bags of food and cat litter to local federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
The Food Pantry program provides temporary food assistance, so owners can keep their pets.

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