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Operation Kindness Helps Homeless Pets After Hurricane Harvey

Aug 31, 2017 08:50AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Operation Kindness is on a mission to help the hundreds of displaced pets following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The Carrollton shelter is working with the SPCA of Texas and The Humane Society of the United States to prevent overcrowding in affected shelters and to collect food for its Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry.

“We have teamed up with the SPCA of Texas and The Humane Society of the United States to help ensure that pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey will have space in local shelters to become reunited with their families,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness, via press release. “Our aim is to initiate our network of foster families to help relieve overcrowding in the affected shelters and to help find forever homes for the animals that are currently available for adoption.”

Animal shelters in disaster-affected communities are seeking the help of North Texan neighbors in safe zones across the Metroplex to provide shelter for adoptable pets coming from shelters in the affected areas—specifically to make room for the influx of pets displaced by the storms and during evacuations. To help with this matter, Operation Kindness is mobilizing its network of trained foster volunteers to take in pets for two to four weeks, enabling them to relax and recover from trauma in a loving foster home. Each animal brought to the no-kill animal shelter will receive a medical exam and behavioral evaluation before it is paired with a foster family. Animals that have a clean bill of health and are prepared for adoption will be available immediately.

The Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry is collecting donations of pet food and kitty litter, which it will provide to people who evacuated from Southeast Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth and have their pets remaining with them. Current needs include:

•           Dry and Canned Dog Food

•           Dry and Canned Cat Food

•           Puppy Food

•           Kitten Food

•           Puppy and Kitten Formula

•           ID Wet

•           KD Wet

•           Cat litter

Citizens can drop off donations at Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart, Carrollton.  

For more on how to help Operation Kindness provide relief, visit