One of DFW’s best-known animal-welfare activists has a new gig. Jonnie England has been named director of communications and animal advocacy for the Metroplex Animal Coalition. The position was funded by a grant from the Mitchell Family Foundation. England, who resigned in January as executive director of Operation Kindness, says her new role will include providing PR, marketing and development services to a variety of animal shelters and humane groups. She may be best known for her 2006 efforts on behalf of Mercy, a pit-bull mix that was stabbed and set on fire by its owner.