The holidays make the plight of lonely shelter dogs all the more distressing to those who hurt for their sad predicament. But numerous shelters across the nation went above and beyond for the animals in their care on Thanksgiving.
The Idaho Falls Animal Shelter made an adorable TikTok video of pups receiving their tasty turkey.
And the Bloomfield Animal Shelter in New Jersey created beautiful meals and tasty enrichment treats for their shelter pups, and tuna treats for the kitties. Donors helped make the meals possible. The shelter said:
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our staff, volunteers, adopters and supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter. We are grateful to have each and every one of you to care for these defenseless animals.
We had a full house in the shelter this morning to make sure all of our animals were well cared for today and every day.
Each of our dogs enjoyed home cooked chicken breast, carrots, butternut squash and rice while our cats chomped on delicious tuna courtesy of our generous donators!
In Georgia, staff and volunteers ensured that the day was special for the animals in their care. Ellijay Paws In Need wrote, “The dogs celebrated Thanksgiving at the shelter!!
Thank you to the volunteers and staff who made this possible￼!! 💛🧡🤎” and shared images of the festivities.
In Arizona, the feast was rolled in on carts. Pinal County Animal Care and Control shared photos of the meals, writing: 🍁🦃Thanksgiving enrichment for the Pinal County animal care and Control shelter pups🧡🧡
Similar scenes of heartwarming love and compassion played out at multiple animal welfare agencies across the nation. Thanks to everyone who helped brighten the day for the sheltered animals!