Our History

The Dallas Companion Animal Project is the 501c3 non-profit organization created to implement THE PLAN conceived of by the City of Dallas official no-kill Task Force appointed by the City of Dallas, at the recommendation of the Animal Shelter Commission, in July of 2011 .  The Task Force served as an incubator to create a plan to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals in our community.   The Dallas Companion Animal Project goal is to implement that plan.

On May 1, 2013, in a remarkable effort we hope will set an example for the community, the Metroplex Animal Coalition, Dallas Animal Advocates, and Dallas Companion Animal Project completed a much -anticipated merger.  The merger brings the strength and resources of all three organization together, moving forward as one, to begin to answer the animal related issues that result in the needless deaths of so many animals in our community.

mac_logo_rgb1_3x3_lowresThe Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) was an alliance of more than 50 nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare-organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth (Texas) Metroplex.   MAC member organizations operated in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties and pledged to work together in a spirit of cooperation to save as many dog and cat lives as possible.  Programs focused on reducing the killing of dogs and cats in municipal animal shelters and humane societies through a free spay/neuter program for low-income pet owners. The Metroplex Animal Coalition was established in 2000 by Elaine Munch, Robert L. “Skip” Trimble, Warren Cox of the SPCA of Texas, and Patt Davis of the Humane Society of Greater Dallas.  From 2000 – 2012, MAC provided 19,104 surgeries at total cost of $876,000.  Metroplex Animal Coalition programs will be continued through the Dallas Companion Animal Project.

daalogoDallas Animal Advocates mission was to make Dallas a kinder place for animals by promoting a higher quality of life for animals served by Dallas Animal Services.  Founded in August, 2009, DAA’s initial programs focused on building and repairing fences to free tethered dogs, heartworm treatments for dogs transferred from Dallas Animal Services.