Helping People Save Pets

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Operation Pets Alive! is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that depends on generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund our programs, supplies, and operational expenses. We do not receive any money from the government.

OPA's Foster/Adoption program provides animals in its care with food, shelter, veterinary care and the promotion and matching necessary to find a forever family. OPA's Trap, Neuter, Return of Feral Cats and Targeted Spay and Neuter programs help to dramatically limit the number of homeless dogs and cats entering our local shelters. Both programs require funds for low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, equipment and transportation charges.

Finally, OPA's Flight for Life program requires a $200 sponsorship for each flight candidate. There are also additional costs associated with preparing each candidate to travel (basic vetting and a health certificate).

If you would like to help, click Donate and make a general OPA donation in the amount of your choice. Donations can be through normal debit / credit card or a PayPal account. OPA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations to OPA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law.

Reoccurring Donations

Donate by mail:
Operation Pets Alive
P.O. Box 132104
The Woodlands, TX 77393

Click here to donate via the wish list

How To Take Action


Our organization could not exist without volunteers. As a private, non-profit organization, we rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. Volunteers who work directly with the animals can increase an animal’s chances of adoption by providing additional human contact. Volunteers also help us inform the community of the aims and objectives of OPA and promote responsible pet ownership. We are all working for the animals!

If you are interested in working with us on any of the above or in any way, please contact us at

How Else You Can Help

See how a one-time or minimal monthly contribution can make a big difference to homeless pets:

  • Boarding for one pet for one day ($10)
  • Monthly flea treatment for one cat ($15)
  • Monthly heartworm & flea preventative for one dog ($20)
  • Vaccinates a cat from life-threatening diseases ($25)
  • Vaccinates a dog from life-threatening diseases ($30)
  • Spays or neuters a cat ($60)
  • Spays or neuters a dog ($80)
  • Pays for an x-ray ($90)
  • Foster puppy starter kit: food, puppy pen, collars, puppy pads ($100)
  • Place a shelter dog on a "Pups on Trucks" transport ($200)
  • Place a shelter dog on a "Flight for Life" transport ($250)
  • Behavior Training ($500)
  • Pays for FHO hip surgery ($800)
  • Pays for a "Flight for Life" transport of up to 40 dogs ($4000)

Donate now and help save the life of a companion animal.

Wish List

  • Transport van or climate-controlled trailer!
  • Enclosed utility trailer
  • Retail space for an adoption center (week long or weekends only)
  • Collars, leashes
  • Dog / puppy shampoo
  • Treats (particularly rawhide chews)
  • Dog training treats
  • Cardboard cat carriers
  • Canned cat food
  • Dry puppy chow
  • Dry cat food
  • Kitty formula
  • Puppy formula
  • Bottles
  • Cat litter
  • Frontline or Advantix (flea treatment)
  • Bandanas
  • Collapsible wire dog crates, wire puppy pens, wire cat condos or crates, cat furniture, and litter pans
  • Gift cards from Petsmart, Wal-Mart, the Dollar store, Spring Creek Feed Store, Woods Feed Store, Home Depot, gas stations
  • Gift cards from boarding kennels, grooming facilities, training facilities, signage stores, or print shops
  • Use or donation of a “work and play” trailer or concession trailer

We can also use things that are used and don’t cost a dime such as:

  • Used collars, leashes, bowls, medicines, beds, etc. for dogs or cats
  • Old sheets (used for the covers on our feral cat traps)
  • Newspaper (used to line puppy pens and feral cat traps)
  • Old holiday decorations (used to decorate our adoption events)

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Samantha has been providing
us plenty of fun for the last
week as a wonderful addition
to our family here in New Hampshire.
As you can see from the
photo,she's already learned how to drive. ;-)
Thanks again Angela and
everyone else for helping
save a life! Paul Kirsch

Sasha with her new family!
Adopted at Bush Elementary Carnival

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