Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Tail: Theo

Acer, now known as Theo, was adopted from Operation Kindness in November 2013.
Here's the most recent report from his happy adopter:
Little Theo, formerly known as Acer, is doing VERY well!! He has doubled in size since we got him, and rules the roost! Well almost… he has “Grandma Sammy”, our 6.5 pound 12 year old Siamese female, to contend with. He is best friends with Elliot, our 16 pound Lynx/Siamese mix, and they wrestle and stretch out together all the time. Theo wakes us up with kisses and cuddles, and greets us in the evenings with the same. He is most famous for his “meerkating” which is where he sits up straight on his bottom and looks around. It’s TOO precious! He also enjoys attacking his favorite uncles and Daddy’s feet. Everyone knows him, and everyone thinks he is just funny. He is also helping us with a sweet little foster puppy named Presley. He is helping her learn to trust other animals and appropriate ways to play. We couldn’t be happier with him!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cold Weather Pet Tips

As the cold front blew into town over the past weekend, it's a harsh reminder that winter isn't over yet! Here are some ways that you can keep your pets safe and warm until Spring arrives.
  • Keep pets indoors. Regardless of the season, dogs and cats should never be left outdoors unsupervised. Pets that are kept inside are healthier and happier! When dogs must go outside for exercise and to use the restroom, kept the trips short and keep your dog active to keep their body warm. Short haired and smaller dogs may be more comfortable in a jacket or a sweater. Also, don't shave your pet down during the winter as a longer coat will keep them warmer.
  • Outdoor or feral cats may seek shelter under the hoods of cars during the winter. If the car is started, the cat may be injured. To avoid this, tap loudly on the hood of your car before getting in to give the cat a chance to get out.
  • Puppies do not tolerate the cold very well and may be difficult to housetrain during the winter. An alternative is to papertrain your puppy to go indoors until the weather warms up.
  • Make sure your pet has a warm place to sleep, elevated off of the floor to avoid drafts, and with a cozy blanket.
  • Just as you would not leave your dog in a car during the summer, it can also be dangerous during the winter. Your car can act as a refrigerator during the cold weather and cause dangerous freezing conditions for your pet.
  • If your neighborhood is home to feral cats, you can help them during the winter by building a cat shelter.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Dine & Help Homeless Animals

Half Shells Benefit for Operation Kindness
Tuesday, January 7th, All Day
Half Shells Plano
The Shops at Legacy: 5800 Legacy Drive, Plano TX

On this day 15% of all sales will be donated to Operation Kindness! Enjoy grilled and fried seafood specialties, delicious burgers, and more at this hot spot in the Shops at Legacy.
Have lunch with your coworkers, meet friends for a cocktail and munchies after work, or take family out to dinner. Either way you are helping homeless animals!

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Benefit for Operation Kindness
Monday, January 20th through Friday, January 25th
Fuzzy's Taco Carrollton (2661 Midway Rd Suite 236 Carrollton, TX)
Fuzzy's Taco Dallas (4740 W. Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX)

Stop by the Fuzzy's Tacos in Carrollton or in Dallas and mention Operation Kindness when you pay and 10% of your sale will be donated to Operation Kindness!
This special runs Monday through Friday and is valid only at these two locations.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Record Breaking Adoptions in 2013

We are proud to announce that more dogs and cats at Operation Kindness found homes in 2013 than in any other year! 3,704 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens found forever homes in 2013. This shatters our previous record of 3,164 adoptions in 2012.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff members, donors and supporters who helped make this possible. We couldn’t do it without you! We are looking forward to 2014 and Operation Kindness' New Year's Resolution is to break our adoption record once again!

Here are a few photos of our happy adopters with their new family members!
Rocket gets adopted
Broady goes home in time for the Holidays
Chance gets adopted from our Galleria Dallas Adoption Center

Dallas find his forever family
Vidal and his happy adopter
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