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Operation Kindness is hosting their first shoe drive in partnership with Recycle2Support at the annual Dog Day Afternoon Celebration. Guests are encouraged to donate shoes at collection bins conveniently located across the park. Donors will also have easy access to drop off as they drive by the park. Recycle2Support will sell the shoes at their thrift store and donate a portion of the proceeds back to the no-kill shelter, with the hope of raising $10,000. Additional highlights of this year’s event include:

  • “Mutt Midway” with dozens of vendors selling a wide variety of pet-related merchandise, puppy kissing booth and games with prizes
  • Canine contests with trophies and prizes, including: Best Costume, Stupid Pet Tricks and Best Pooch Smooch; sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Foods
  • Food trucks selling an assortment of food and drinks, including: Kona Ice, The Great Australian Meat Pie Company, Popstar Popsicles and many more
  • Goodie bags for the first 1,000 humans
  • Free “Ask the Vet” tent featuring City Vet Addison
  • Free microchipping for the first 125 dogs, sponsored by Pethealth Inc.
  • Vehicle display of Subaru of Plano’s most popular models

Dog Day Afternoon hosted by Operation Kindness and presented by Pet Supplies Plus, the annual free event that celebrates dogs and the people who love them, was created by the no-kill shelter to recognize dog supporters, adopters and advocates.  This year's event is set for Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle in Dallas. Admission and parking is free. 

Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. In 2016, Operation Kindness is celebrating their 40th anniversary and their achievement of saving more than 85,000 animals since their inception. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.

Join Operation Kindness in their mission to care for homeless animals by becoming a member of the Happy Tails Society. This group of dedicated friends provides a monthly gift to help pay for the medical care, medicine, food, shelter, nurturing and behavior training the pets need to have a second chance at life. Learn more about Operation Kindness at http://www.OperationKindness.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-Kindness/30251945822).

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