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Operation Kindness is putting pets on the move

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North Texas shelter receives donation of mobile adoption trailer

Adopting a pet is now easier through Carrollton-based Operation Kindness. The no-kill animal care and adoption center received a new mobile adoption trailer from Pet Supplies Plus. The adoption trailer will make it possible for Operation Kindness to transport furry friends to adoption events across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with Operation Kindness for many years and now has dedicated adoption rooms in several of our DFW stores,” stated Caleb Lopez, marketing director of Pet Supplies Plus, in a press release.

To pull the new mobile trailer, the shelter also received funds from Muenster Dog Food Co. to purchase a discounted van from Sam Pack Ford-Plano. Operation Kindness will use the van and air-conditioned adoption trailer to transport dogs and cats to adoption events hosted at Pet Supplies Plus locations across the community. At these locations, families looking to adopt a pet can visit with dogs and cats that are searching for their forever home.

“We’re a fourth-generation Texas family business, we live and work here, so it’s a no-brainer that we would support the organizations that are doing the most good here,” stated Mitch Felderhoff, owner of Muenster, in the release. “We hope by providing Operation Kindness with a van to transport the adoption trailer, that they are able to reach new communities and find forever homes for pets across the Metroplex.”

The shelter does not receive government funding and relies solely on funds from donations and corporate sponsorships to care for homeless animals. Since 1976, the shelter has saved more than 90,000 dogs and cats, the press release stated. Each life saved by Operation Kindness costs an average of $398 to provide comprehensive care before adoption; in some cases, the costs are higher for animals that have been injured and require lifesaving surgeries.

The shelter was able to save the lives and find forever homes for 4,566 animals last year.

 

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