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Operation Pets Alive!

New Year’s Wishes from Our President

“Our organization is growing and our community is more interested and involved in animal welfare issues than ever before! This is a very exciting time for homeless animals as we press to make this community one that is truly ‘sheltering’ our homeless four-legged community members. Community involvement is an essential element! OPA’s programs continue to grow, having achieved more each year for 5 consecutive years. Both our adoption numbers and transport numbers each grew by about 200 animals over the previous year. As an all-volunteer organization of compassionate pet lovers we are happy to be able to serve our community in this way.” 
~ Marcia Piotter, President Operation Pets Alive! ~

OPA Impacts Lives of over 2,600 Homeless Pets in 2016


Because of your support, Operation Pets Alive bettered the lives for over 2,600 homeless pets in 2016. Take a look at our breakdowns. OPA rescued a total of 1,765 dogs and 899 cats from our County Shelters and our Community for a total of 2,664 pets. During 2016 OPA transferred 1,062 dogs and 236 cats to partnering shelters and rescues in the Northeast and in Colorado via our ‘Pups On Trucks’ and ‘Flight For Life’  Programs ~ areas of the country where there is a greater demand for adoptable pets and a 99.9% save rate amongst those transferred. OPA had a great year for local adoptions with 548 dogs and 459 cats finding forever homes within our Community!

An awesome job by volunteers, fosters, partners and our supporters! Donations make the difference in how many lives we can save, and OPA is so grateful to all those who gave to better the lives of homeless dogs and cats in our Community. Help us work towards a No Kill Community in 2017 by making a gift today:
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2-Day Conference to Focus on Bringing Pet Rescuers of Montgomery County Together

Set the Date! If you are in involved in rescue, networking, work in a shelter or are just interested in learning more about animal welfare in our community, join United Pet Rescuers of Montgomery County (U-PROM) for a 2-day conference, Fri-Sat, Feb 3-4 at Lone Star College - Montgomery. Charles W. Jackson, new Director for MCAS will be the keynote speaker Friday evening. The conference is just $20 to attend if registered in advance and $25 at the door. Registration fee is waived for Lone Star Students and shelter employees. You can find out more about the conference and how to register here: PetRescueConference

There will be many topics covered at the 2-day conference. Among them will be, ‘Ask the Vet’ session, First Aid for Pets, TNR and Community Cats, Fostering, Legislative Updates, Marketing, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Disease Control in Shelters, Success Stories from shelters similar to those in our Community, and more


Are YOU ready for the New Year? Not too worry, our OPA 2017 Pet Calendars are STILL available and great tools for keeping you organized! Each month features a delightful winner(s) from our Pet Photo Contest earlier this year, professionally photographed by Mindy Harmon Photography. Calendars are $20 each. 3 or more are just $18 each. All proceeds from sales will go immediately to benefit the homeless dogs and cats in your community! Just click the button below to preview our Calendar and place your order

Animal Hearted Offers Discounts on FUN Apparel that Benefits OPA!

How awesome is it that Animal Hearted, has partnered with us at OPA to offer discounts on their wonderful line of pet-related T-shirts and other very cool apparel? Very awesome! Just go to Shop from their outrageously fun dog and cat lovers clothing line (and other items), use the code SUPPORTOPA at checkout, and not only will you get a 10% discount on your total purchase, but 25% of all final sales (excluding shipping, etc) using this code, will support us at OPA and help us save countless more lives! Thank you Animal Hearted!

Animal Hearted Apparel
is a clothing company with a conscience. Like us at OPA, they are passionate about animals. Not only do they make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers, they are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. Their generosity and vision has helped save thousands of shelter pets, and with your help, together we can help save many more!

Have you checked out our OPA Etsy Store Lately? New items are added all the time! Find everything from dog and cat toys to plush pet mats, kitchen and home accessories, and more. Select from dog and cat-themed fabrics, and other fashionable textures/patterns. All meticulously designed and hand crafted, with the quality and care you expect from OPA Volunteers. All net proceeds go to benefit Operation Pets Alive and our work with the homeless animals of Montgomery County TX. Start your shopping at: 
If you would like to join our talented and dedicated Team of OPA-Crafters, drop us a line at:

• 476 favorite recipes generously shared by over 100 OPA volunteers and supporters.
• The price of the cookbook is $15 for one, $25 for two
• Shipping is free for all online sales.
• The cookbooks will be available for sale online and at OPA offsite adoption events,
• 100% of the proceeds from the cookbook sales will go directly to support OPA’s core programs.

Buy Your Cookbook Now!

OPA Cookbook

Latest News

Donate to OPA Transport Programs
OPA averages two 'Pups on Trucks' transports and one 'Flight for Life' a month. Help us keep the wheels turning so we can continue to save precious lives. Donate here

3000+ Transported homeless pets
That's right! In January 2016, OPA celebrated its 3,000th homeless pet transported via our combined ‘Pups on Trucks’, ‘Flight for Life’, and ‘Kittens with Wings’ transports! Thank you to Tom Martin for designing our celebratory image!

Proud Supporter of Pets for Patriots

Operation Pets Alive is a proud adoption partner of Pets for Patriots, a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity saving lives through companion pet adoption for United States veterans. Click the badge to learn more!

Our OPA Barn Cats prefer life a little on the wild side. All while helping to keep pesky critters away from your barns, warehouses, and outbuildings. To adopt a Barn Cat, email:


Flight for Life in the news
Check out the news coverage in New Hampshire on the latest flight for life!
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OPA in the news
Libby, one of OPA's long term fosters, gets a second chance as a police dog! for more information click here

Shop our OPA Etsy Store for beautiful hand-crafted items. For you, your home, and your pet! All meticulously designed by our OPA volunteers!

Help OPA by walking!
Go for a walk and earn money for OPA to help homeless pets! It’s easy! Download the app, select Operation Pets Alive! And start walking." (Take your dog - he or she will love it!) 

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Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support OPA! For every coupon used on, OPA will get a $10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: OPABBX1 Help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raise $1,000