Join Operation Kindness for a Day of Giving
Apr 06, 2017 07:03AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Photo via Operation Kindness Facebook page
Since its inception 41 years ago, Operation Kindness, North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter, has saved the lives of more than 90,000 dogs and cats. On April 6 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., the community can help the nonprofit continue to grow and serve pets by taking part in a Day of Giving. All donations made today will be matched thanks to matching funds from an anonymous donor. Double your impact and help even more homeless animals. To make a donation, visit OperationKindness.org.
Unlike other nonprofits, Operation Kindness does not receive funding from the government, instead relying solely on funds from donations, grants and adoption fees to care for homeless animals.
Last year alone, Operation Kindness treated 4,887 animals and found 4,566 homeless animals forever homes. The animal shelter performed 2,875 spay/neuter surgeries and 250 other surgeries that treated orthopedic, internal organs, hearts, eyes and wounds. In 2016, the no-kill shelter also administered more than $100,000 worth of medicine, which includes treating 2,033 cases of upper respiratory infection, 734 cases of heartworms, 261 cases of ringworm, 511 intestinal illnesses, 238 ear infections and 171 skin conditions. The shelter also provided more than 290,000 meals last year.
Many of these animals came to Operation Kindness from a network of shelter partners consisting of more than 45 shelters that are not equipped to provide the care these animals desperately need to survive and thrive.