Operation Kindness: Finding homes for furry family for 40 years

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:45am

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From Staff Reports
Pamper-your-Pet-logoFor many people, especially for many of us in the LGBT community, our pets are more than pets. They are our family. That’s why every July, Dallas Voice presents our “Pamper Your Pets” issue.

Dallas Voice is — and for many years now, has been — pleased to partner with Operation Kindness to publish our Pet of the Week feature. And we are always thrilled when one of our featured pets finds its forever home. For instance, just this month, Pamela Curry celebrated the one-year anniversary of the day she adopted her cat, Bonnie.

Operation Kindness is the longest standing, no-kill shelter in North Texas. In its 40 years of operation, the agency has saved more than 85,000 cats and dogs. Today, Operation Kindness cares for about 300 cats and dogs daily, with another 150 in foster homes.

Within the last year, Operation Kindness has provided medical care, clean shelter and food for more than 4,500 homeless dogs and cats. Tours of the facility are available from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., by appointment only. Operation Kindness is a strictly nonprofit organization and receives no government funding.

Ordinarily, you will find our Pet of the Week on the first page of our “Gay Agenda” section each week, in a smallish box with info on and a photo of one dog or one cat. But this week, since it is our “Pet Issue,” we wanted to expand our pet of the week and give you more options.

So please meet Buster and Meowth.

Buster is a Pug mix who, at about 2 years old, weighs about 45 pounds. He is a sweet and loving dog found as a stray more than a year ago. He has since been completely vetted and is ready for a new family to love. He is a little heavy for his six and could stand to lose a few pounds, but he will be a loyal and loving companion to his new family members.

The fee to adopt Buster is $185.

On the feline side of things, meet Meowth (and yes, that is a Pokemon).

Meowth is a domestic longhair mix who is about 3 months old and weighs in at a mere 2 pounds. She’ll probably grown up to be a medium-sized cat. At such a young age, she has yet to develop her own unique personality, but like most kittens she’s sure to be full of love and energy — enough to entertain her new family for hours.

The fee to adopt Meowth is $135.

For information on these or other adoptable pets, contact Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The shelter is open six days a week: Monday, 3-8 p.m., Wedesday, 3-8 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m., Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Tuesdays. Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, leukemia and FIV testing for cats and more. Those who adopt two pets at the same time get a $20 discount.

Here is an alphabetical list of some animal shelter/animal adoption agencies available around the DFW Metroplex. Inclusion on this list does not indicate any kind of endorsement from Dallas Voice.

• Animal Rescue Of Texas
4447 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 110
Dallas, 75205
214-276-7802
AnimalRescueOfTexas.org

• Arlington Animal Shelter
1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, 76018
817-459-5898
Arlington-Tx.gov/Animals

• Arlington Humane Society
7817 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, 76001
817-468-0444
ArlingtonHumaneSociety.org

• Dallas Animal Services (Main Location)
1818 N Westmoreland Road
Dallas, 75212
214-670-8246
DallasAnimalServices.org

• DFW Humane Society  
4140 Valley View Lane
Irving, 75038
972-721-7788
DFWHumane.com

• Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter
4900 Martin St., Fort Worth, 76119
817-392-1234
FortWorthTexas.gov/Animals

• HART Of Texas
(Humane Animal Rescue Team)
Irving, 75015 • 877-738-4278
HARTofTexas.org

• Humane Society Of North Texas
1840 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, 76103
817-332-4768
HSNT.org

• Humane Society of Dallas County/Dog and Kitty City
2719 Manor Way
Dallas, 75235 • 214-350-7387
DogNKittyCity.org

• Lexee’s Legacy Inc
1437 Halsey Way
Carrollton 75007
972-245-0900
LexeesLegacy.com

• Operation Kindness
3201 Earhart Dr.
Carrollton, 75006
972-418-7297
OperationKindness.org

• Prairie Paws Adoption Center
2222 W Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, 75052
972-237-8575
GPTx.org/City-Government /City-Departments/Animal-Services

• Rowlett Animal Control
4402 Industrial St.
Rowlett, 75088
972-412-6219
Rowlett.com

• Second Chance SPCA
1700 J Ave
Plano, 75074
972-424-0077
SecondChanceSPCA.org

• SPCA of Texas
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, 75212
214-742-7722
SPCA.org

• Tri-City Animal Shelter
1150 E Pleasant Run Road
Cedar Hill, 75104
972-291-5335
CedarHilltx.com/66/Animal-Shelter

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 15, 2016.

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