operation kindness

Hooray! And Thank you.

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The numbers are flowing in and THANKS TO YOU our 2016 Artists for Animals event raised $50K for the adoptable dogs and cats at Operation Kindness last week. Here’s a great clip!


Topping the list of wonderful team members is Emcee and Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, Publicist extraordinaire, Kate Watson,  the branding wizards at RBMM, the creative geniuses at The Richards Group  and all of our wonderful sponsors:  the Dallas Symphony,  Sewell Subaru, Deli News, Veterinary Medicine Specialists of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Brain Performance Center, Hollywood Feed, Dickey’s BBQ of Little Elm, Regent Services, the Cat Connection, Good Life Wealth Management, Char Sutherlin Real Estate, Pet Paradise Resort, BevPro LLC, Nat and Nicole Mucha, Teresa Berg Photography and the many private individuals  and other businesses who bought tickets and made donations to support the cause.

AFA Volunteers Wendy Buchbinder, Cathy Beasley, Jessiree Kubica, Kathy Ross  and all of our Board Members worked long and hard with the volunteer crew from Operation Kindness to produce a truly memorable evening. We are so grateful!

Crazy PET BED Contest

Love dogs? Got tools? Crafty animal lovers, here’s your chance to show off your skills and help a homeless dog or cat. The Artists for Animals Concert is hosting a pet bed making contest as part of its silent auction. The winning entry will receive a grand prize worth $250.

Call your friends and unleash your imagination! Beds can be made out of any material(s) you like, but the final product must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space. Inspiration can come from almost anything – an empty crate, and old suitcase, storage containers, etc.!

The Rules

– NO FEE TO ENTER –and you could win the $250 cash prize! Just sign up online.
Click here http://operationkindness.kintera.org/artistsforanimals to enter.

-The entry must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space, but can be as tall as you like.

-Include your name/team name (you don’t have to have a team to participate), phone number and email address.

-Include a title for your entry. For example, Ms. Kitty’s Place, or Fido’s Fantasy Digs

-Entries must be delivered to Operation Kindness by March 10th and will be auctioned off during the silent auction the night of the event. All proceeds will go to Operation Kindness.
build a cool pet bed                                              enter the pet bed contest

About Artists for Animals

Artists for Animals Concert will be held at 7pm Friday, March 14 at the Addison Conference Center and benefits Operation Kindness, which is North Texas’ largest no-kill animal shelter. The fun-filled evening will feature multiple forms of art and music. The event is sponsored, in part, by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and will include a performance by the DSO’s Principal Oboist Erin Hannigan. She will be accompanied by other local professional musicians. Additionally, the evening will feature the artwork of Teresa Berg, a Dallas-based photographer who has saved the lives of hundreds of homeless animals with her creative imagery. A silent auction will include donated artwork, creative pet beds made and donated by local crafters, and much more. Attendees will receive complementary wine and dessert. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online here:


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Announcing the Artists for Animals Concert: March 14, 2014

Welcome! We have a new name, a new website and a new mission for the new year. We are an organization of artists founded by Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Teresa Berg, Dallas photographer and animal activist, in 2011. Our previous concerts (called An Evening for Dog Lovers) were held to benefit a 501(c)3 named Paws in the City.
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This year’s live multi-media event is sponsored in part by DSO (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and reaches out further in to the community, drawing student artists in for a poster contest and local artisans displaying one-of-a-kind pet beds — all available in the silent auction.

All proceeds from this year’s event benefit Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Texas. Live classical music from some of DSO’s finest musicians paired with 9 x 12′ projected photographic images leave attendees with a multi-layered appreciation for the beauty and spirit of the homeless dogs and cats that are featured. This year’s event will be held at the Addison Conference Center, in Addison Texas. Tickets will be on sale shortly!