Get the Whole Kitten Kaboodle on Su-PURR Sunday

Kick Off Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl Feb. 4 with an Operation Kindness Cat Care Starter Kit

CARROLTON, Texas (Jan. 31, 2018) – Operation Kindness – the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas – is once again teaming up with North Shore Animal League and more than 100 shelter partners across the country to celebrate Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl V game airing Su-PURR Bowl Sunday at 11 a.m.
In preparation for the big game, Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006, wants to help find FUR-ever homes for cats and kittens by offering Cat Care Starter Kits to be given away with every feline adoption made Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4. The Cat Care Starter Kits will offer special treats, including cat toys made by Dallas-based nonprofit Mosaic. Mosaic specializes in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by offering them a variety of resources through residential programs, employment/vocational services and partnering with people to empower them to be their best.
Adoption fees are $135 for cats and kittens. In addition to the Cat Care Starter Kits, adopters will receive:
• Adoption counseling to help the adopter select the cat best suited to his/her needs, family and home environment
• Pet care and educational materials
• Temporary carrier for cats
• Operation Kindness tag with animal ID
• Microchip ID and registration
• Rabies tag for animals over four months of age
• Spay or neuter surgery (if not previously done due to young age or medical reason)
• Coupon for 25 percent off entire purchase at Pets Supplies Plus

To adopt an animal from Operation Kindness, you must:
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Have a valid, government-issued photo ID with your current address on it
• Be able to verify that you can have a pet where you live

The Kitten Bowl is the greatest feline football showdown in cable television history and has resulted in more than 10,000 adoptions nationwide since 2013. The competition is hosted by North Shore Animal League America’s volunteer, foster mom and national spokesperson Beth Stern. Stern has adopted and fostered over 550 cats and kittens in her New York City home. She will also be joined by Hallmark Channel’s Dean Cain and Alison Sweeney, who will provide commentary throughout the show, and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback and Feline Football League Commissioner (FFL) Boomer Esiason to capture every adorable moment of fleet-footed, fur-flying kitten playoff. Kitten Bowl V will premiere Su-PURR Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, 11 a.m. CST, on Hallmark Channel.

Every participating Kitten that has competed in the Kitten Bowl competition has found loving homes through Hallmark Channel’s partnership with North Shore Animal League America – the world’s largest no-kill, rescue and animal adoption organization. Currently there are plenty of fabulous felines available at Operation Kindness waiting to find their new, loving homes.

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About Operation Kindness
Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is 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. In the 40-plus years since their inception, Operation Kindness has saved more than 100,000 animals. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.

Join Operation Kindness in their mission to care for homeless animals by becoming a member of the Happy Tails Society. This group of dedicated friends provides a monthly gift to help pay for the medical care, medicine, food, shelter, nurturing and behavior training the pets need to have a second chance at life. Learn more about Operation Kindness at http://www.OperationKindness.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-Kindness/30251945822).

About Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks’ flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 89 million homes. As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch,” “When Calls the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards”; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including “Countdown to Christmas,” “Countdown to Valentine’s Day,” “Summer Nights,” “Fall Harvest” and “Winterfest.” Rounding out the network’s diverse slate are some of television’s most beloved comedies and series, including “The Golden Girls” and “Frasier.”