OPA's Flight For Life!
Operation Pets Alive organizes "rescue flights", for "at risk" homeless dogs in Montgomery County. These flights would not be possible without our partnerships with the receiving shelters and our transporter, Cloud Nine Rescue of Pennsylvania. All are great organizations working hard to help communities become no-kill communities. Cloud Nine Rescue transports animals all across the country to give them better lives. Where as our community is currently saving 40-60% of homeless pets, our partnering shelters in the Northeast saves 99.9% of homeless pets. Most of our flight candidates come from our two local shelters in Montgomery County, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, and Conroe Animal Shelter. Each flight transports 18 to 25 dogs to a more secure future. Our funding for these flights comes from many sources, individuals as well as organizations. Without sponsorship the flights would not be possible. You can sponsor a dog for approximately $200 or a whole flight for $5,000. Some sponsors of past flights are: LoneStar Animal Welfare League, Shelter Volunteers of Texas, and many individuals.
Once a month, volunteer opportunities include helping with getting animals vetted for health certificates, photography, checking temperament, dog washing and helping with transport the morning of the flight. If you are interested in volunteering to help contact us at volunteer@OperationPetsAlive.org.
This program takes dogs by road to partnering no-kill shelters, where there is a greater demand for adoptable dogs. Sometimes this is the best transport option. For example, we usually move large dogs to safety via road transport.
Each transport takes a minimum of 10 adult dogs. Puppies go for free as long as there are 10 adults, through one of P.E.T.S. LLC's programs. They stop for our dogs at Best Friends Animal Hospital two Wednesdays a month.
Twice a month, volunteer opportunities include helping with getting animals vetted for health certificates, photography, checking temperament, dog washing, and of course fostering. If you are interested in volunteering to help contact us at volunteer@OperationPetsAlive.org. Foster homes are always needed!!! Fostering for a transport if everything goes right is about a 2 week commitment.