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Operation Kindness to hold annual Day of Giving Apr. 5

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Written by FWD501cReporter

Carrollton-based no-kill shelter Operation Kindness will host its annual Day of Giving on Apr. 5, where each donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000.

The no-kill shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats annually and cares for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100 to 150 animals in foster homes.

Many of the animals come to Operation Kindness from a network of shelter partners consisting of more than 47 shelters that are not equipped to provide the care these animals need to survive and thrive. Operation Kindness receives no funding from the government, instead relies solely on funds from donations, grants and adoption fees to care for homeless pets.

The organization recently took in a dog who was hiding her seven newborn puppies in a tree stump to keep them safe, and a four-month-old cat who was found in a dumpster with a broken leg. The shelter staff named the mother dog Missy (pictured above with her puppies) and the cat Sushi. All will be available for adoption soon.

“We rescue homeless pets like Missy and Sushi every day,” said Chief Executive Officer Jim Hanophy in a press release. “We’ve been taking in many more animals with injuries and illnesses which means our medical expenses are increasing. This Day of Giving and the generous match are vital to our ability to continue to save homeless animals, treat their needs and find them new loving homes.”

To donate to Operation Kindness’ Day of Giving or for more information, please visit www.operationkindess.org.

*Photo courtesy of Operation Kindness.

About Operation Kindness:

Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. In the 40-plus years since their inception, Operation Kindness has saved more than 100,000 animals. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes. To find out more, visit the organization’s website.

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