Volunteers met at the Kanawha Charleston Animal Shelter in Charleston, WV on Thanksgiving Day to serve dinner to homeless animals.
While most families dined on a table full of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, shelter pets enjoyed what was called a Furry Feast. The main course at this meal was "mutt loaf".
Volunteers spent days preparing the pet friendly dinners.
"Sydney has a big love for animals and she wanted to come and help all of the animals since they didn't have any Thanksgiving family," explained Toni Walker, about her daughter. The two were among dozens who braved the cold temperatures to serve food, walk dogs and cuddle kitties.
"It is just gratifying for me," said long time volunteer Betty McClung. She is 75 years old but said she would not have missed the opportunity to help with the event. "I've just always liked working with animals. It makes me happy. It makes me feel good."
And for little Sydney Walker it was a perfect Thanksgiving filled with purrs and wagging tails
"I'm surprised that so many people gave up time with their family and loved ones to come and help the animals," said Sydney's mom Toni.
The shelter will be hosting a Black Friday special. Black pets or pets with black markings can be adopted for a discounted fee.
For more information you can call 304-342-1576.