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Texas Unites for Animals is now a part of Operation Kindness!

Texas Unites for Animals has merged with Operation Kindness, a partner who shares our mission of enhancing professionalism in the animal welfare industry.

Operation Kindness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization that operates a lifesaving animal shelter and programs to assist people and pets. Texas Unites will now exist as a program of Operation Kindness, who will provide greater financial and staff support to Texas Unites’ work.

Texas Unites will continue to host training opportunities and continuing education courses for animal welfare professionals from across the industry.  As before, we are here to support you with resources to advance your career and strengthen the impact of your animal welfare related work.  Now, with the support of Operation Kindness, we look forward to growing and expanding as a state-wide resource to all animal welfare professionals.


Texas Unites is a program of Operation Kindness. The goals of this program are to:
• Enhance professionalism in the animal welfare industry
• Strengthen the human and companion animal bond
• Promote respect and compassion for all life


Texas Unites’ History

Texas Unites was founded in 2015 as an animal welfare support organization serving Texas and its surrounding states.  Texas Unites was a merging of two well respected organizations, North Central Texas Animal Shelter Coalition and Texas Federation of Humane Societies, both with a long history of supporting the animal welfare community.


The Texas Unites for Animals Conference

The Texas Unites for Animals Conference is the heart of Texas Unites’ mission.  At the annual Texas Unites for Animals Conference, over 500 animal welfare professionals from across the state of Texas and the surrounding region come together for quality professional development and networking opportunities.



New Membership Opportunities Coming Soon!



Texas Unites Advisory Committee

Jordan Craig, Spay Neuter Network

Amanda Earl, Lewisville Animal Services

Kelly Furnas, Operation Kindness

Lou Guyton, ASPCA

Mindy Henry, City of Denton Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center

Noura Jammal, City of Richardson Animal Services

Aaron Johnson, Montgomery County Animal Services

Rebecca Langevin, Operation Kindness

Lauren Odum, Merck Animal Health

Gary Poon, Houston Humane Society

Shannon Sims, City of San Antonio Animal Care Services

Chelsea Staley, Petco Love

Misty Valenta, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter 


Do you want to become more involved in Texas Unites?  Email info@texasunites.com to discuss opportunities for volunteering at our next conference.


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