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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:
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:

OR email the Event Chair, Marci Glennon, at:



3rd Annual Bark in the Park Kicks Off November!

Mighty mutts and pure-bred pups can strut their stuff at the FREE Bark in the Park Dog Walk hosted by Grand Central Park by Johnson Development, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The Bark in the Park event will have a 1.5 mile route to walk with your pups OR come along and cheer people on! Registration will begin at 10 am, with the walk kicking off at 11 am! All walk participants who register in advance, will also receive a free Bark in the Park T-Shirt upon completing the walk! Plus, look for tons of other give-a-ways from Grand Central Park!

Then, stick around for Pet Adoptions from Operation Pets Alive and the Montgomery Animal ShelterHouston Disc Dogs Show, Doggie Lure Course, Food Trucks, Kid’s Activities, Pet Peddlers, a Doggy Costume Contest, and more!

All donations will benefit Operation Pets Alive! And, Westin Homes and Perry Homes will be sponsoring FREE pet adoptions, for the first 15 dogs or cats adopted, with approved application!

Find complete details, and register your pup to walk, at:
Be sure to click the DONATE button after you register at: and find out how YOU can ‘Walk for a Cause’ and make every step count for the homeless pets of OPA by creating a fundraiser and sharing it across your social media channels. OR, sign up as a virtual walker and garner support. Even sign up your business or group to participate as a Team! Check out our prizes for top fundraisers!

Direct link to create a fundraising page at:

Thanks to Bark in the Park's additional sponsors, Drees HomesCoventry Homes and David Weekley Homes.
We hope you will join us for this family and fur-friendly FUN event!



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:


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):  

Send the complete application, and/or any questions to our Spay/Neuter Team Lead at: 

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 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:

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