The KTOZ Shelter for Homeless Animals in Poland recently initiated “Operation Frost” to address an upcoming severe cold spell. The shelter urgently called on individuals to either adopt or provide temporary shelter for dogs, given the extreme cold weather conditions. This plea resulted in an overwhelming response, with a significant number of people adopting dogs over the weekend. Małgorzata Pałetko, the shelter’s deputy manager, revealed that an astonishing 120 pups found new homes, surprising the shelter staff. The initial appeal was made on Friday, anticipating a substantial temperature drop in parts of southern Poland, particularly in Krakow, where the shelter is located. With approximately 300 dogs under their care and limited indoor space, the shelter sought temporary assistance to ensure all dogs could be protected from the cold.

Due to the tremendous public response, the shelter successfully accommodated all its dogs indoors, leading to the suspension of “Operation Frost.” The shelter thanked everyone for their strong support and urged assistance from other shelters. The local police, crucial in handling traffic, adopted a cute pup named Mombaj. They shared the heartwarming experience on social media, calling it a “beautiful and emotional day.” Małgorzata Pałetko praised the shelter’s efforts for successful pet-owner matches, expressing hope that the adopted dogs would find permanent, loving homes.