FLIGHT FOR LIFE - OPA Saving Lives

$10,606 of $25k goal

Raised by 116 people in 29 months
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Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot
for Operation Pets Alive
 SPRING, TX


Your donation will help cover the costs of vetting, medications, surgical procedures (spay and neuter), medical treatment and transport fees for each of transport rescue animals.

Recent statistics for one of our local animal shelters indicate that in one given month there were 1,776 animal intakes, and of those, 864 were euthanized.  That's in only one month!

In response to numbers like that, Operation Pets Alive! a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, volunteer organization, is striving for a No-Kill Montgomery County, Texas. Operation Pets Alive! organizes "rescue flights" (FLIGHT FOR LIFE) for "at risk" homeless dogs and cats in Montgomery County. 

Since our formation four years ago, we have focused on four life-saving programs.  As of February, 2013...

Our TRAP, NEUTER and RETURN (TNR) program, altered and vaccinated more than 451 cats now living in managed colonies.  This limits breeding and reduces intake of cats and kittens at our local shelter.

Our TARGETED SPAY AND NEUTER program is currently working on an "In-clinic Clinic" concept which will bring low cost spay and neuter services to those areas in Montgomery County that turn the most animals in to local shelters.  We have also partnered with another non-profit, K-9 Corral, to alter 1,465 dogs in New Caney, Splendora, Porter and other areas of east Montgomery County where resources for having pets altered are limited.

We have adopted over 1,050 dogs and cats to our local community through our FOSTER/ADOPTION PROGRAM.  All are up-to-date on vaccinations, spay and neutered and are placed in suitable homes.

Finally, our transport programs, PUPS ON TRUCKS, FLIGHT FOR LIFE, and PUPPIES AND KITTENS WITH WINGS, supplement local rescue efforts by sending "at risk" dogs, puppies or kittens to shelters with save rates well over 90%.  The average live-release rate at our local shelter for 2013 to date is 56.5%.  Operation Pets Alive! has transported close to 2000 local dogs and kittens to families in MA, NH, CO and OR assuring that they will be safe.

Learn more:   www.operationpetsalive.org/programs

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MISSION STATEMENT:  

Operation Pets Alive! is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to working with people and government to provide life-saving, no-kill programs to our community through innovative programs that:

Raise community awareness;
Reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters;
Increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive.

Your tax deductible donations will go directly to
Operation Pets Alive!








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Posted by Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot
12 months ago
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FEBRUARY UPDATE:

This Valentine's Day, send a Special Delivery of LOVE & LIFE in honor of your love of your life. A donation to OPA's Flight For Life saves lives of dogs and puppies now living in our overcrowded high-kill shelters and delivers them to their LOVE OF THEIR LIFE to places where love and life abounds!

Please join us in our movement to bring Montgomery County, Texas to a No-Kill status. Over 3,000 lives already saved through our Transport Program alone! THANK YOU! Our rescues owe it all to you!

To save a life and make your gift, click on the "Donate" button on this page and mention the name of your honoree. Share this link with him/her and they can view their gift donation. ( www.gofundme.com/Flight-for-Life. WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT OF LOVE!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! THE OPA FAMILY WISHES YOU LOVE THIS VALENTINES' DAY!

PLEASE SHOW YOUR LOVE AND SHARE !
PENELOPE - OPA ALUMN IN LOVE IN COLORADO
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Update 20
Posted by Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot
13 months ago
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JANUARY UPDATE:

Welcoming 2016 with great cause for CELEBRATION!

What do 200 ‘Pups on Trucks’ plus 30 ‘Flight for Life’ Transports add up to? Operation Pets Alive has the answer, and is proud to share it with all our supporters, partners and volunteers!

3,000 (yes THREE THOUSAND) pets lives saved through OPA's combined Transport Programs! Help us celebrate this important milestone by sharing the great news to all your friends and family. Your support and donations are the reason these life-saving programs are possible and successful!

On Sunday, January 24, 2016, as our 3,000th Transport Candidate boarded our 30th ‘Flight for Life’ 45 rescue pets flew out of Conroe Executive Airport, to the Northeast, where loving homes await through our partnering shelters (Dakin Humane Society, Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Conway Area Humane Society). These partnering shelters in the Northeast are saving 99.9% of homeless pets, whereas Montgomery County is currently saving 40-60% of homeless pets that enter our shelters. There is still an unbelievable need to remove hundreds of these beautiful, adoptable animals (like RIGSBY pictured below) out of harms way and into loving homes throughout our community through our adoption program and of course through our transport program.

Our work could not be possible without your support! Operation Pets Alive continues to work on it’s mission to elevate Montgomery County TX to a No-Kill Community through its many innovative programs such as Flight for Life. Please consider a donation of any amount and don't forget to share our "yours and ours" awesome accomplishment. Hooray for our 3,000 + puppies and dogs transported to safety!

THANK YOU ALL!!!
HOME SAFE HOME, RIGSBY! DEPLANING IN MA
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Update 19
Posted by Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot
14 months ago
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DECEMBER UPDATE:

The holidays are upon us and we quickly draw near to the end of 2015. We have been running crazy with many local pet adoption events and also getting our precious four-legged cargo ready for the final transport of the year.

Operation Pets Alive is dead serious about saving lives, so we are super excited to share our 2015 pet transport numbers with you. This is what your contributions do, so…THANK YOU…THANK YOU… THANK YOU!!!

2015 OPA's TRANSPORTS

Flight for Life 477 dogs 10 cats - Kittens with Wings
Pups on Trucks 479 dogs 107 cats Cat Mobile

TOTAL 956 dogs 117 cats
GRAND TOTAL 1,073 pets transported in 2015

And, look at these amazing numbers since our program's inception (2011-2015)!

Flight for Life - 1,053 dogs 37 cats Kittens with Wings
Pups on Trucks - 1,835 dogs 107 cats Cat Mobile

TOTAL 2,888 dogs 137 cats

WOW! That's a GRAND TOTAL of 3,025 animals rescued and transported out of our high-kill shelters. (and don't forget to add the upcoming final transport this year)! Woo-hoo!!!

We feel great for this accomplishment, but are very mindful that there are well over a thousand dogs and cats on any given day still in our community shelters waiting for their chance to get out alive! So, we keep on truckin'!

We are grateful for the awesome community support we receive and for your generous support. Don't forget that gift contributions to our Flight-for-Life fundraiser make FANTASTIC christmas gifts for the pet lovers on your gift list. What a better gift than to save puppies and kittens for Christmas! Who can top that?

Thank you again and please hit the "Share" and "Donate" button.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT OPA
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Posted by Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot
15 months ago
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NOVEMBER UPDATE:

Where has the time gone! As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, all of us in rescue work have YOU at the top of our "To Be Thankful For" list. So, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for your donations, for sharing our plea for help, for loving our rescue animals and for caring enough to join us and for helping us with our life saving efforts.

It has been a tremendously busy month, but this is no time for slowing down. We are now preparing and looking forward to a very exciting holiday season filled with many fundraising and adoption events, as well as coordinating transports to the northeast. We currently have over 200 animals in foster homes that are ready for adoption and for transport and we will be hard at work finding loving homes for every single one of them before year's end.

That been said, we ask for your help any way you can.

If you know of anyone looking to add a pet to their family, please refer them to OPA. Our website has a list of available adoptable animals. And more are added on a daily basis. And many, many more not listed will be available at local adoption events, so check our Facebook page as well.

If you are able to help financially, a small donation will go a long way in helping save lives of those waiting to be rescued.

A thoughtful gift idea is a gift donation to this campaign in memory or honor of that someone special in your life.

Or, if you may, a simple click on the "Share" button below will hopefully reach someone who may be able to help.

Plus, if you're in the area, visit one of our many weekend holiday events at The Woodlands Mall beginning Friday, November 27th and every Saturday and Sunday through the end of December. We have beautiful handcrafted items made by our own volunteers. We will also have our adoptable dogs, puppies, kittens and cats and a lot of holiday fun.



But for now, OPA's wish for you is that you are surrounded by all those you love this Thanksgiving Day! Happy Thanksgiving!!!




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$10,606 of $25k goal

Raised by 116 people in 29 months
Created September 16, 2014
EG
Elizabeth Gonzalez Guillot  
Funds raised will benefit:
Operation Pets Alive
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The Woodlands, TX
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