Carrollton, TX, 01/15/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
CARROLLTON, TEXAS (Jan. 14, 2016)…Operation Kindness – the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas – is pleased to announce that their very own rescue puppy, Darby – a flop-eared Jack Russell mix, has bested 80 rescue puppies from shelters across the United States and Puerto Rico for a starting position in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII. Darby is one of 49 gridiron contenders competing for the famed title of BISSELL® MVP (Most Valuable Puppy).
Scouted by Animal Planet earlier this season, Darby was invited to play for Team Ruff. Darby, a deaf 12-week-old pup, received unique training from his coaches at Operation Kindness to prep for the big game. Shortly after tryouts he won the hearts of a forever family here in North Texas.
“Despite his hearing loss, our team of professional animal behaviorists worked with Darby to help him learn a few tricks to keep his full attention on the game,” says Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “Darby was born to be out on the field scoring touchdowns! We are proud to have him spread the word about animal adoption and represent us in this year’s Puppy Bowl.”
Puppy Bowl XII kicks off at GEICO Stadium with a furry group of line barkers and wide retrievers, making adorable tumbles and fumbles in an effort to score winning touchdowns for #TeamFluff and #TeamRuff. The world’s cutest sporting event and adoption extravaganza premieres on Animal Planet, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 – 3 p.m. and repeats until 2 a.m.
About Operation Kindness
Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. Operation Kindness has saved nearly 80,000 animals since its inception. The shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats each year, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.
Join Operation Kindness in their mission to care for homeless animals by becoming a member of the Happy Tails Society. This group of dedicated friends provides a monthly gift to help pay for the medical care, medicine, food, shelter, nurturing and behavior training the pets need to have a second chance at life. Learn more about Operation Kindness at http://www.OperationKindness.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-Kindness/30251945822).
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. Animal Planet consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service, and merchandising extensions.
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