Operation Kindness, a nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Carrollton, is expanding into west Dallas with the announcement of a Lifesaving Partnerships Hub on Sept. 16.

In a nutshell

The hub at 1771 Terre Colony Court, Dallas, will offer veterinary support for partnering rescue groups pulling animals from Dallas Animal Services, according to a Sept. 13 news release. It will also serve as a hub for the nonprofit’s Interstate Animal Transport program and will be the new home base for its Community Initiatives team.

Construction is expected to start on the interior in the coming weeks,, and the hub is expected to be operational by early 2024, Communications Coordinator Samantha Van Dyke said in an email.

The details

The hub will come equipped with veterinary resources, including a surgery suite that can be used by shelters partnering with Operation Kindness. The surgery suite can also host spay and neuter surgeries for community cats, according to the release.

The new location will also serve as a southern hub for Operation Kindness’ pet food pantry. The service, currently only accessible in Carrollton, helps families in need feed their pets, according to Operation Kindness’ website. The pantry offers dog food, cat food, litter and more supplies based on availability.

Operation Kindness’ Community Initiatives team will be headquartered in the new hub as well, increasing its ability to host vaccine and wellness clinics in the area, according to the news release.

The hub will also act as the primary facility for Operation Kindness’ Interstate Animal Transport program. The program focuses on rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters and transporting them to northern shelters.

Operation Kindness works with more than 50 shelter partners, including Dallas Animal Services, to improve their live-release rates, according to the news release. The nonprofit’s partners also include Collin County Animal Services, Coppell Animal Services, Denton Animal Services and Plano Animal Services, according to its website.

Quote of note

“For years, Operation Kindness has been known as a community leader in animal welfare,” Operation Kindness CEO Ed Jamison said in a statement. “We are bringing our lifesaving services beyond our shelter doors to our partners in the City of Dallas and beyond, expanding our footprint and reach of services where it is needed the most.”

Learn more

Operation Kindness was founded in 1976 and operates an animal shelter at 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The nonprofit’s services include pet adoptions, medical care, foster care for animals, and behavior and training support for pet parents.

To learn more about the nonprofit, visit www.operationkindness.org.