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Operation Pets Alive!

Share Your Adoption Story ~ and Help Us Win $100K!
We have a chance at $100,000 in lifesaving funds, but we need your help!


We all know that pets brighten our lives … from longer walks to cozier naps and big wet kisses. Now, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, is giving us a way to brighten theirs this upcoming holiday season by granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like OURS!

Share Your Story! If you’ve adopted a pet from us at Operation Pets Alive, you could help us win a lifesaving grant AND you’ll have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree for your pet up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes!

The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet brightens your life. Share your story, along with photos and/or video, illustrating how your pet brightens your life each day. 

How to Participate:
1. Write your story in 500 words or less. Visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration.

2. Include one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet, and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet brightens your life and changes it for the better. Pets must have been adopted from our organization, and they must be living to qualify. You can add a video too.

3. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:
            Organization Name:    Operation Pets Alive!
            Executive Director:                 Marcia Piotter
            Organization Email:    marcia@operationpetsalive.org
            Phone Number:                       (713) 201-7306
            Organization Tax ID:  27-4226307

4. Submit your story and photos to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Monday, Sept. 23 at noon CST, but hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed. 

5. Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes, and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000! 

 

 

Texas Roadhouse to host a Fundraising Night for OPA September 19!

Join us at Texas Roadhouse in Conroe (2230 I-45 North, Conroe TX), Thursday, September 19th, from 4-10 pm for a FUNDRAISING NIGHT!

Bring family and friends for fab food and drink, all while supporting our homeless pets!

Dine-in or take-out! Just mention to your server you are dining to support Operation Pets Alive, and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your check back to OPA!

Thank you Texas Roadhouse, for supporting non-profits in your community!

For more information about the event, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2431318073766561/

 

 

Shake it up with OPA at Grub Burger Bar!

Join us at Grub Burger Bar, 2417 Research Forest Dr., Ste A, The Woodlands on October 1 from 11 am to 10 pm for an OPA fundraising event!

Just mention to your server you are dining to support Operation Pets Alive, and Texas Roadhouse will donate 20% of your check back to OPA!

Bring your fur babies and sit on their pet friendly patio, have a great meal, and support homeless pets!

 

 

Join Us Saturday, October 26, for a HOWL-O-WEEN Festival!
Hosted by the East Shore Community of The Woodlands to benefit our homeless pets!

It’s going to be a howlin’ good time Saturday, October 26, at Ellipse Park in The Woodlands, as our third-party supporters ~ The East Shore Community of The Woodlands comes together to host a HOWL-O-WEEN Festival ~ all to support OPA's life-saving work with homeless pets of Montgomery County TX!

Ellipse Park will be transformed into a PAWS-itively awesome, free-admission, HOWL-O-WEEN Fall Festival, open to all residents of East Shore and nearby communities.

Dozens of gouls and furry monsters (yes, our lovable adoptable pets) will be in attendance to scare you out of your senses with mega-sweetness and puppy kisses!

There will be live music and entertainment, a car show, pet vendors galore, food trucks, bake sale, family games, fun activities for kiddos, dog agility demos, pet costume parade/contest, silent auction, a mega-raffle, and so much more for families and pets to enjoy!

Mark your calendars and plan to join the East Shore Community for Howl-O-Ween!

Ellipse Park is located at:
2662 North Bay Place
The Woodlands, TX

Complete Event information:
https://operationpetsalive.salsalabs.org/eastshorehowloweenfest2019/
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This Event is being hosted and organized by longtime OPA supporter and animal advocate, Marci Glennon, and the residents of the East Shore Community.

If you are an individual or business in The Woodlands, Spring or Conroe community, and would like to get involved by participating in the event as a sponsor, pet-related vendor, a raffle or silent auction item donor, please visit the Event Website at:
https://operationpetsalive.salsalabs.org/eastshorehowloweenfest2019/

OR email the Event Chair, Marci Glennon, at:
marciglennon@hotmail.com

 

 

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Operation Pets Alive!
Grant of $90,000 over two years will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Montgomery County.

The Woodlands, 8/6/2018 – Operation Pets Alive is both thrilled and grateful to announce it has been awarded a $90,000 grant over the next two years, from the Petco Foundation, to support our life-saving programs. This grant will extend our efforts to minimize local shelter intakes through our spay/neuter program, and maximize live release rates through our adoption and transport programs.

We are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to working with people and government to provide life-saving, no-kill programs to Montgomery County through innovations that:

            •           Raise community awareness;
            •           Reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters;
            •           Increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive

Since our inception in 2011, Operation Pets Alive has helped over 15,300 homeless dogs and cats from Montgomery County find a safe place to land. From humble beginnings of only 107 dogs and cats adopted our first year, OPA adopted 1,401 dogs and cats last year. Our transport program moved 222 animals to our partners in 2011 and 950 last year alone. So far this year, we have altered, vaccinated and released over 540 community cats, and provided a low-cost spay and neuter for over 175 pets of Montgomery County residents. In our capacity as a partner to both local shelters, we have assisted with over 64 medical cases from the Conroe Animal Adoption Center and 243 medical cases from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Many of these cases involved surgeries in the range of $1500 each to mend substantial injuries that otherwise might have been cause for euthanasia.

The Petco Foundation investment will help our County continue to move forward to increase our live release rates at both shelters. A compassionate, forward thinking community does not limit their focus to education and health of their human citizens. We also care about our four-legged family members.

Marcia Piotter, our President shares, “As an all-volunteer organization that is funded solely by donations, we are so thankful for the support of the Petco Foundation. We look forward to putting this grant to work in furthering our life-saving goals in the most cost-effective way possible. Each day, lives truly hang in the balance and this will allow us to tip the scale in a positive direction.”

You can read more about the Petco Foundation, here: www.petcofoundation.org

 

Beat the Heat! Spay/Neuter Your Pets! 
OPA offers affordable Spay and Neuter Services for Cats and Dogs

Did you know OPA offers a low cost Spay/Neuter Program for ALL Montgomery County Residents that have unaltered cats or dogs? Spaying and Neutering your pets is the single most important way to save lives of homeless pet, by reducing unwanted cat and dog populations!

Plan A. offers Spay/Neuter for both dogs and cats for as low as $30 if you are on any kind of government assistance, or make less than $40,000 a year (must show proof of income/assistance).

Plan B. is $80 for Spay/Neuter of dogs and $65 for cats, and is for anyone who does not qualify for Plan A. (no proof of income/assistance necessary).

Read more about our Spay/Neuter Program and find the application here (scroll down page): 
www.operationpetsalive.org/programs.php  

Send the complete application, and/or any questions to our Spay/Neuter Team Lead at:
kayla@operationpetsalive.org 




Chewy To the Rescue of our Homeless Pets!


We love Chewy ~ and we know if you give them a try ~ you will too! Great service, FAST and free shipping (for orders over $49), and when you place your first order through Chewy using the button below, Chewy will donate $20 buckaroos to help our homeless pets! Plus, Chewy offers a 20% discount off your first autoship order.

Make your life easier. Find EVERYTHING your pet needs ~ quality foods, treats, supplements, toys, bedding and more at Chewy! As always, we thank you for your support!


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 https://www.animalhearted.com. 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: www.operationpetsalive.etsy.com 
If you would like to join our talented and dedicated Team of OPA-Crafters, drop us a line at: susan@operationpetsalive.org


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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!

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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: deanna@operationpetsalive.org

 

Flight for Life in the news
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Libby, one of OPA's long term fosters, gets a second chance as a police dog! for more information click here
 

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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!) www.wooftrax.com 

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Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support OPA! For every coupon used on BarkBox.com, 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