Billie Holliday is a female domestic shorthair mix, about 3 months old and weighing about 3 pounds. Staff at the Dallas House of Blues found Billie and her littermates outside the club when the kittens were only a day or two old. The staffers bought formula and took turns feeding the babies and then contacted Operation Kindness, which found a foster home to care for the kittens until they were old enough to live at the shelter. Billie and her siblings are all curious and outgoing. They like to jump and play rough, but they also like to cuddle with each other and with people. The adoption fee for Billie — and for each of the other kittens — is $135.

Billie Holiday and other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days: Monday, 3-8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 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 cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The 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 November 27 2015.