A former real estate professional and parental rights activist, Stacy Stine Cary supports a vast array of organizations. An animal protection advocate, Stacy Cary counts Operation Kindness, North Texas’ first and largest animal shelter, among the entities she supports. A no-kill shelter, Operation Kindness cares for approximately 300 cats and dogs daily, until they are adopted into loving homes.
One of the unique opportunities at Operation Kindness is called Kindness for Kids, a program through which Operation Kindness employees and volunteers take shelter dogs to local schools and after-school programs and use them as a channel to teach kids traditional lessons like math and history, as well as skills in caring for animals and demonstrating compassion.
Kindness for Kids always needs volunteers and looks for anyone with a passion for animals, a love for children, and the willingness and ability to pass a background check. Those volunteers are then able to attend Kindness for Kids events and impact the lives of children and friendly shelter dogs.
As a Texas rancher, Stacy Stine Cary has been interested in the care and health of animals for years. Among her many philanthropic endeavors, Stacy Cary supports the animal advocacy group Operation Kindness.
This Carrollton, Texas-based shelter houses homeless dogs and cats, and the shelter maintains a strict, no-kill policy. It seeks loving homes for all the pets it takes in, and it is funded in large part through donations. One of its donor programs is the Happy Tails Society.
Members of Happy Tails make a monthly donation to Operation Kindness. The money raised through the program pays for essentials such as food, shelter, medical care, and behavior training. Happy Tails has a number of fixed contribution amounts for donors. A gift of $19 per month, for example, helps to pay for the animals’ food, medical care and shelter. A $100 monthly contribution funds a spay or neuter surgery for one dog or cat. Those who donate $500 per month pay to feed each animal housed by Operation Kindness for one week.
Stacy Cary is a successful business leader and entrepreneur who has a wealth of experience in several fields. Throughout her career, Stacy Stine Cary has continued to serve the family business, Patland Oil Company. In her free time, she supports several animal protection groups, including Operation Kindness.
Operation Kindness was founded in 1976 and is now the largest and longest running no-kill animal shelter in north Texas. In addition to providing adoption services for animals in the area, Operation Kindness also provides pet owners with tips that can improve animal safety in the home. Many pet owners, for example, are aware of the threats that salt and chocolate pose to a dog, but many are ignorant to the fact that grapes and garlic can be equally hazardous. There are also a number of common plants found around the house that all pets should be kept away from, such as lilies and chrysanthemums. Operation Kindness also provides seasonal tips. Holiday parties, for example, can create excess stress in an animal’s life. Most animals are happier in a secluded area of the home during parties. Dogs should also receive extra attention and protection during Halloween, when unattended pets can be vulnerable.