Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Their 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. Operation Kindness has saved the lives of nearly 70,000 animals since their inception. They care for an average of 200-250 animals on a day-to-day basis, with another 60-80 animals in foster homes. Operation Kindness assists more than 3,000 dogs and cats each year.
David Goldstein, VP of Operations, rescued his family dog Valentino, a 75-pound furry bundle of love from Operation Kindness. A volunteer brought Valentino to the shelter on the night of Valentine's Day in 2007, hence his "shelter name" which was kept. He was suffering from numerous illnesses and other complications. David remembers “none of that stopped him from offering us his paw to shake when we first met him. We knew he belonged with us and has been part of our family ever since”.
As a private nonprofit organization, Operation Kindness receives no government funding. All of their operating income comes from donations from individuals and businesses, adoptions, fundraising events and the sale of pet-related merchandise. So we are proud to support the great work they do each day for homeless animals throughout our area.