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Operation Kindness Partners with PRConnect to Bring Adorable Puppies to AAN Dallas 2023

DALLAS, Texas — July 11, 2023  — Operation Kindness, a local animal shelter and adoption center and advocate, in partnership with PRConnect, will promote animal welfare and pet ownership at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s upcoming 2023 Annual Convention.

Recognizing the impact that animals can have on human well-being and the power of their presence in captivating audiences, PRConnect has invited Operation Kindness to bring a litter of puppies to AAN Dallas 2023 at the Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Attendees visiting the convention will have the unique opportunity to play with these adorable puppies at PRConnect’s booth, fostering an environment of joy and relaxation amid the bustling trade-show atmosphere. In addition to promoting animal welfare, this collaboration aims to highlight the positive effects of incorporating pets into our lives, emphasizing their ability to reduce stress, improve mental health, and enhance overall well-being.

“We believe that the presence of these lovable puppies will not only bring smiles to the faces of trade show attendees but also raise awareness about the importance of supporting animal welfare,” said Wing Yu, CEO of PRConnect.

Natalie Buxton, senior director of marketing and communications at Operation Kindness, expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, saying, “We are delighted to collaborate with PRConnect and to bring some of our playful companions to AAN. We aim to generate more awareness about the need to find loving homes for the puppies and to encourage the community to support animal welfare causes.”

Operation Kindness and PRConnect invite all attendees to visit their booth and engage with the puppies during the AAN show and to follow the event on social media by using the hashtag #OperationKindness.

“Our publishers spend a great deal of time, energy and determination to inform their communities and improve the quality of life in their cities,” said Todd Stauffer, association manager for the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. “We welcome Operation Kindness to AAN and appreciate the opportunity to create and promote animal welfare conversations. Plus, it’ll be a therapeutic break for our attendees.”

The “TexAAN 2023” Dallas conference serves individuals and organizations within the alternative news industry with an opportunity to connect, share ideas, and explore innovative approaches to journalism and media to take back to the communities they serve.

About Operation Kindness

Operation Kindness, a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, operates a lifesaving animal shelter and programs to assist people and pets. Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is a pioneer in Texas for assisting animals in need of veterinary care, companionship and most of all, a home. In addition to pet adoptions and lifesaving medical care, Operation Kindness’ programs provide foster care for vulnerable animals, behavior and training support for pet parents, affordable veterinary services for community pets, a pet food pantry, and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Operation Kindness, please visit their website at www.operationkindness.org.

About PRConnect

PRConnect is a leading content syndication and amplification firm that provides reliable service, innovative technology and custom solutions to help wire services and content marketers reach and engage audiences. For more information, please visit www.prconnect.com.

About the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN)

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN.org) represents newsmedia publishers across North America and beyond. AAN members produce original, independent journalism, support local business and encourage quality-of-life through arts and entertainment coverage. For more information, please visit aan.org.

Contact Details

Natalie Buxton

Senior Director – Marketing & Communications

Operation Kindness





(650) 636-5006



Todd Stauffer

Association Manager

Association of Alternative Newsmedia