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North Carolina Shelter Treats Homeless Dogs To Thanksgiving Meal

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An annual tradition at the Hoke County Animal Shelter is to serve all the homeless dogs in their care a proper Thanksgiving meal.

The food is prepared especially for the dogs without seasonings, turkey skin, or butter. Staff and volunteers help serve the meal comprised of turkey, rice, green beans, carrots, and pumpkin puree.

Screenshot: TikTok/wellbehaved1

Members of the community are encouraged to partake in the special event by donating food or showing up at the shelter to take the dogs for walks and give them extra love.

This year’s meal was served on November 22nd and dogs big and small received a plate full of scrumptious food and lots of love.

The pups showed their gratitude by wagging their tails as they devoured it.

Screenshot: TikTok/wellbehaved1

TikToker @wellbehaved1, also known as “Shelter Mommy”, posted a video of some of the dogs receiving their meals and it will melt your heart.

A table filled with the food was placed just outside the kennels and all the dogs- well, almost all – patiently waited for their snack.

A beloved pit bull named Wyatt thinks patience is overrated.

A follower asked, “Tell me Wyatt behaved himself and didn’t steal the other doggo’s food?” Wyatt was left alone for “5 seconds” and managed to knock over a tray of shredded turkey, which he immediately helped clean up.

The adorable video was posted for all to enjoy.

@wellbehaved1 Replying to @runningmann0711 ♬ original sound – Shelter Mommy

Maybe Wyatt just prefers to eat off the floor…

@wellbehaved1 #wyatt #shelter #dog #puppy #animals ♬ Feeling Good – Michael Bublé

While the dogs were grateful for the extra attention and delicious food, what they want most is a loving home. The shelter is at capacity, like many animal shelters across the country, and desperately needs adopters and fosters.

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Check out the touching video of the dogs eating their special meal below and don’t forget to share!

@wellbehaved1 Shelter Thanksgiving. Do your research before feeding any table food. #dog #puppy #cat #kitten #love #adoptme ♬ Butterflies – Abe Parker

Be sure to follow the shelter on Facebook and TikTok to see all the adoptable animals and how staff members go out of their way to do special things for the homeless pets.

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