Shelter Animals Given Their Own Thanksgiving Meals So They Feel Included For Holidays

Another holiday in the books, which means another holiday that dogs and cats spent in shelters without a family.

One animal shelter in North Carolina made sure their animals received a bit of holiday cheer and happiness on Thanksgiving.

The New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit served their dogs and cats a delicious holiday dinner topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, and green beans.

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They posted photos on their Facebook page which shows the animals enjoying their home-cooked meals.

“Shelter animals deserve a turkey dinner too and they loved theirs today!” they wrote.

They also reminded pet owners to be careful what they feed their pets this holiday season, and to always make sure anything you feed them is safe for them.

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While a little bit of turkey is okay, added flavors such as onion, garlic and spices are not good for dogs. The turkey bones can be dangerous as well and lead to choking.

One of our favorite holiday side dishes is stuffing, but it can contain ingredients that could be toxic to dogs and cats such as garlic and onions.

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One common ingredient in stuffing that could be dangers for pets is sage. Sage contains essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression in pets, according to Dr. Hyunmin Kim, the veterinary staff manager at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty and Animals.

Related: 35 Healthiest Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dog (And The 12 That Could Kill Your Dog)

A little yams and sweet potatoes can be ok, but if your recipe contains raisins, then it’s a big no-no for your dogs. Grapes and raisins can be very harmful and have been linked to kidney failure in dogs.

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We’ve all seen some unique and unlikely friendships over the years, but this one here may take the cake!

One day, a starving otter appeared at an elderly man’s door wanting some food. Ever since, Seppo Laamanen, 65, and Iivari the otter have been inseparable best friends.

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It all started when Seppo fed worms and fish to the small and malnourished otter who was clearly looking for food.

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There’s nothing like the bond between two friends regardless of the species! 🙂

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet

Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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