Boston is a 5-year-old, red-and-white tabby domestic shorthair mix. He and his buddy (Sox) came to our shelter for the first time on Oct. 14, 2007. They found a wonderful home, but because of the economy, the family had to move in with relatives and the cats weren’t welcome. So Sox and Boston were brought back to the shelter, where they’ve been since Jan. 25, 2009.


Boston and other great pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, at 3201 Earhart Drive, one street south of Keller Springs and two blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 29, 2012.