Operation Kindness is helping keep animals’ bellies full. North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center is feeding pets across the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the recent launch of the Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry. The pantry is designed to lower the number of pets surrendered to shelters by providing temporary free cat and dog food to qualified low-income families.
“Economic reasons account for 25 percent of the pets surrendered per year, and our goal is to lower that,” stated Jim Hanophy, CEO of Carrollton-based Operation Kindness, in a press release. “Our vision is a world where all cats and dogs have loving, responsible, forever homes and this pantry is going to help keep pets out of shelters and in their homes.”
It provides free pet food, as well as cat litter and flea and tick prevention for up to three months to owners with a clear financial need. Pet owners seeking assistance may apply online, once qualified they will be able to pick up pet food at the Operation Kindness Shelter on the third Saturday and second Wednesday of every month between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. In addition, Operation Kindness is working with partners across the community to establish more distribution locations.
The Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry is taking over for the North Texas Pet Food Pantry, to fulfill the growing needs of the community.
“I’m so honored that the hard work and effort that went into the North Texas Pet Food Pantry will be sustained by Operation Kindness,” stated Cheryl Spencer, president and founder of the North Texas Pet Food Pantry. “This pet food pantry is such a vital part of the community and I’m grateful that it will be continued on.”
For more information about the Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry, please visit www.operationkindness.org.