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Help Support Operation Kindness’ Holiday Happenings

Nov 21, 2016 07:44AM ● By Audrey Sellers

This holiday season, Operation Kindness, North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is spreading good cheer with a variety of festive events all benefitting homeless animals. Here are a few ways to take part in the festive fun:

Kindness Katalog:

From life-saving surgeries to warm, cozy beds for homeless animals, there are delightful gifts at all price points to show your compassion while delighting a loved one, friend, client or employee. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness. Click here to shop. 

Prepaid pet adoption gift certificate:

The Operation Kindness Holiday Gift Package available for purchase at Operation Kindness and the Galleria Dallas Holiday Adoption Kiosk for $185 for dogs and $135 for cats, includes a five-inch plush dog toy to represent your gift and a gift certificate for the adoption fee. The certificate is valid for 90 days after the initial purchase to ensure the perfect pet is available. If the perfect pet is not available or the recipient does not wish to adopt an animal the gift certificate can be refunded.

Holiday pet adoptions at Galleria Dallas:

During Operation Kindness Holiday Adoption Days at Galleria Dallas, which begin November 25 and run through Christmas Eve, shoppers can interact with adoptable dogs and cats, learn about volunteer opportunities and adopt a furry friend. Mrs. Texas U.S. Universal 2017 will kick-off the holiday adoption event with an appearance on November 25. Adoption hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., and will take place at the south end of the mall near Banana Republic. Dogs will be available for adoption for $185 and cats for $135.

Pet photos with Santa:

On December 3, 4, 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., pet parents are invited to the Kindness Klubhouse located at 13394 Preston Road in Dallas for holiday photos with Santa. Dogs, cats and the whole family are invited to sit on Santa’s lap to pose. A helper will snap 10-15 photos per session. Pet parents can choose to have their favorite photo framed in a 4”x6” format for $15, or receive a 4”x6” framed photo and a thumb drive with all of the photos for $25. These photos make great holiday cards, and all proceeds benefit Operation Kindness. 

Wrapping for kindness:

Esther Mooring and a team of volunteers are requesting small donations in exchange for wrapping gifts to benefit Operation Kindness. Gift-wrapping will be available at Barnes & Noble – Park and Preston from November 25 through December 24, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day. Gifts do not need to be purchased from Barnes & Noble to be wrapped. Guests are encouraged to bring gifts from other places to be wrapped. Last year, Esther and her team of volunteer gift wrappers raised more than $12,000 for the no-kill shelter. This year she is hoping to raise even more funds with the goal of reaching $13,000.