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HOWL with Hank Jr. ~ Raffle Benefiting MCAS Pets!

Win a chance to HOWL with Hank Jr. AND help our MCAS animals at the same time! Go to to purchase raffle tickets. Each $15 tax-deductible donation buys you an entry into a drawing to win two awesome seats (a $500 value) to see Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton LIVE at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Friday, August 12 at 7pm. Entries close August 9 at 5pm. All funds raised will be used by Operation Pets Alive to support the medical needs of animals in the care of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.

Raffle tickets are $15 each and purchase is tax-deductible. There is no limit to how many tickets can be purchased. Any donors making donations for less than $15 will not be entered into the drawing. Concert to be held on Friday, August 12 at 7pm at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. One winner will be notified on August 10 by 12pm*.  

* Prize includes 2 seats to the concert only - parking, travel, accommodations, etc. are not included. Winner must make prior arrangements with ticket donor to pick up the tickets the night of the show at the Pavilion Will Call booth. Donor contact information will be provided to the winner prior to the event. 

Funds raised will be used by Operation Pets Alive to support the medical needs of animals in the care of Montgomery County Animal Shelter. For more info visit: or



Summertime Brings Special Challenges

Summertime may be a time of leisure and rest for many, but for Operation Pets Alive the wheels never stop. Summertime is particularly challenging for all those involved in animal rescue, in saving precious lives. As the Texas heat swells, so do the numbers of animals brought to area shelters. Litters of unwanted puppies and kittens are brought in daily, adding to the population of already overfull kennels. And when shelter numbers rise, so do the risks to each and every animal's life in their care.

How can you help us save more lives? One way is by fostering. Operation Pets Alive is in need of short-term fosters, especially for our transport pets, and for providing relief for our current fosters who have well-deserved vacations planned. Help us beat the heat and save more lives through the summer months!  Adopt, Foster, Volunteer or Donate.

To find out more about fostering, email Cherie Vanis, Foster Team Co-Lead at: .   

To explore other summer volunteer opportunities, email Gina Rhame, Volunteer Team Co-Lead at:

Beat the Heat. Come Hang with our Cool Cats!

Feline Fans, set the date for The Great Escape at The Great Catsby! Outside the temps are soaring, but inside, our OPA adoptable cats are calm, cool, and collected. Relax, enjoy coffee, while you mingle n’ chill with our Great Catsby Stars. Join us Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, from noon until 5pm.

All The Great Catsby cats are available for adoption. This is a purr-fect opportunity to get to know our cats in a relaxed setting! Peruse our great selection of kitty-themed crafts and Great Catsby T-Shirts while there! The Great Catsby is located in The Spirit Quest Center, 303 Main Street, Old Town Spring, Texas, 77373 (entrance on Keith Street). A small cover charge of $5 goes to support the work that Operation Pets Alive does with the homeless cats in our community. No charge for children under 13, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Food may be ordered from a nearby restaurant, or you may bring your own. Follow The Great Catsby on Facebook at: to see you there!

OPA Teams Up with Best Friends to ‘Save Them All ®’

StrutYourMutt We need your help to ‘Save Them All®’. Operation Pets Alive has teamed up with Best Friends®, and the big ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Fundraising campaign, to help raise funds and awareness for the more than 9,000 dogs and cats killed each day in America’s shelters. Best Friends is offering incentives and rewards, to participating rescues that reach certain fundraising goals and steps, leading up to the big day of the ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Charity Walk. No amount is too small to help Operation Pets Alive save more precious lives! To donate, and read more, go here:
Set the Date! The actual ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Charity walk takes place in Houston October 15th. There are so many more ways in which you can participate! Read more about the ‘Strut Your Mutt’ event, here:

Get In on the OPA Calendar Action!

Are you a business or individual that has a company or service you would like to advertise? Coveted spots (for as low as a $100 donation for one month) will get your logo and service displayed in our 2017 Operation Pets Alive Pet Calendar! The gorgeous calendar will feature professional pet photographs by Mindy Harmon Photography, of our winning OPA GoGo Photo Contest pets, and will be available for sale later this year. OPA gives a big shout-out to all those that have supported us by purchasing ad space so far. A special thanks to: My Family Vet, ATX Forensics LLC, Hieden Feed & Supply, The Woodlands Financial Group, Fond Memories, and Lyn Rathgeber with Nationwide for your generous support!
Don’t miss out ~ still plenty of advertising space left! Email us today for rates and availability:

WOW – What a Treat!

WhatATreat We are honored to have been selected by Treat Dreams-Gourmet Dog Bakery, of Norman OK, as their featured ’Rescue for the Month’. During the month of July, 10% of all their sales will benefit us at OPA! How awesome is that? Just about as awesome as their online shop, which features yummy dog treats and cool T-shirts for Dog People! Check them out here: Let's give Treat Dreams a helping hand by supporting them! Their generosity will help us at OPA save more lives!

Yowza! If you are looking for that unique something to add to your home, or give as a gift, check out our OPA Etsy Store! Go to: and find many beautiful hand-crafted items, like these exquisitely beaded bookmarks! Find everything from dog/cat toys to plush pet mats, kitchen and home accessories, and more! Select from dog and cat-themed fabrics, and other textures/patterns. All meticulously designed and fashioned, 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. Check back often ~ New items are added all the time!

If you would like to join our talented and dedicated Team of OPA-Crafters, drop us a line at:


Her eyes say it all. One look and you can see the exquisite Stark is a very special girl, with a very special need for a lasting forever home. Stark’s ideal family will be one that considers themselves as lucky to have her, as she does them. A family that will take Stark’s loyalty, and love her for it. That will understand her road has been been a little rocky ~ and that she prefers to be by the side of her humans to ride out this thing called life. more

Meet our #OPA-Adoptable Cat(s) for the Month of July! Like Yin and Yang, Skinny and Coco complement each other. Skinny is Coco’s leading lady, always the first to approach and extend a paw in greeting ~ she purrs instantly! Coco is more reserved, the strong silent type, allowing Skinny to make the introductions while he observes. Skinny instantly strikes you with her glamorous and glitzy calico markings, ! more


• 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.

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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!

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