Who helped the dogs out?


This past Saturday, community members from the greater Charleston area volunteered to help out dogs in need through a Holy City Children community event. The Charleston Animal Society identified families with pets in need of a doghouse through their “Pets for Life” team. This wonderful team identified families in the area who love their dogs and want to keep them safe and happy, but don’t have the means for one reason or another to provide a warm shelter. The answer – Holy City Children volunteers help build brand new houses, and send them to families just in time for the holidays!  Learn more about the Pets for Life Program on Channel 5’s article.

building and working together

Families, couples, and singles came out to help the dogs. People who had never met before started working along side each other to build houses for dogs in need. It was great to see parents teachings children, strangers helping each other, and such a collaborative good spirit among everyone involved!

having fun and making friends

It wasn’t all work and no play either. Kids bonded over their love of dogs, sweet pups got some love and attention, and adults laughed and had a good time making rope toys to send with the dogs too. Children even practiced their empathy while hanging out in doghouses. They might have enjoyed that part too much! 😉

sending the doghouses home

Volunteers loaded up the doghouses onto a flatbed truck to deliver them to families in need. All with smiles on their faces, feeling good that they made someone’s day.

charleston community volunteers

It sure feels good to come together with people in the community to work together and help each other (and our furry friends) out. Thank you to all of our lovely volunteers! We had a wonderful time!

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