With Dallas Animal Services (DAS) facing the ugly task of having to euthanize animals due to overflow capacity, a collaboration has been established to help relieve the situation.
Operation Kindness, Rockwall Pets, Dallas Pets Alive and Hearts and Bones Rescue have collaborated to “leverage their collective expertise, resources and networks to significantly increase the number of dogs and cats transferred out of DAS to find loving families.”
According to former DAS Director/Operation Kindness CEO Ed Jamison, “We believe that by strategically working together, we can achieve more than we ever could individually. History has shown that when the local animal welfare community supports DAS, more lives can be saved. Our shared passion for animal welfare and deliberate collaboration enable us to eliminate redundancy, identify gaps and fill them, creating a brighter future for Dallas pets.”
As proof of the success of past transfers, “Of the 2,307 dogs and cats transferred from DAS since October 1, 2022, 1,277 have found rescue at the four organizations.” In announcing their partnership, they have “committed to pulling an additional 1,000 dogs and cats from DAS in Dallas’ next fiscal year ending September 30, 2024.”
* Photo provided by Operation Kindness