When Charleston Animal Society put out the call for United States military veterans to help promote its Home for the Holidays campaign, two USMC veterans from Seabrook stepped up to help. On Friday, December 9, Ed Houff and Allison Dolby joined a tv crew and a sampling of CAS animals to film promotional television spots to be aired locally during the holidays.
Both Ed, with 12 years of active duty service, and Allison, who hung up her uniform only recently, are animal lovers who did not hesitate to volunteer to participate in the Home for the Holidays campaign. “Charleston Animal Society does wonderful work for the community,” Ed said, “and we wanted to bring home with us every animal we met on Friday.”
The Home for the Holidays campaign reminds us that animals need safe, loving homes just as people do – and the Seabrook veterans who shot their tv spots talked to the camera about how important it was for them to come home to their families after serving overseas. “If you can’t adopt from Charleston Animal Society, foster; if you can’t foster, donate,” Ed said. “Every little bit helps animals who find themselves homeless, usually through no fault of their own.”
Ed and Allison’s tv spots are expected to air in the next few days and continue throughout the holiday season. To donate, foster, or adopt from Charleston Animal Society, click here.
-Submitted by Deborah Robinson
(Photo from Deborah Robinson; logo from Charleston Animal Society website)