Ventura’s awesome personality quickly made him a staff favorite at Operation Kindness. He also loves to stroll into the different offices and hang out on desks for hours. He’s fine with all the dogs around the shelter, and is a cuddle bug who purrs the second you touch him. His previous owner needed to surrender Ventura because of her declining health. Unfortunately, Ventura was diagnosed with Feline AIDS, also known as FIV, but he would love the opportunity to show you what a cool cat he really is. Pet ID 59482.
Ventura and many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, 1 street south of Keller Springs and 2 blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The cost to adopt is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The adoption cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Seniors 65 and over and those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit www.operationkindness.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 3, 2009.