When Jeff and Janice Walker of Greencastle, Pa., adopted their dog, Alvin, they made a commitment to him. They promised they would always give him a good home and wouldn't forget where he came from, the Humane Society of Washington County.
On Dec. 5, the Walkers made a donation to the shelter in honor of Alvin.
Jeff Walker, accompanied by Alvin, unloaded a cartload of food, toys and goodies for the dogs and cats at the shelter.
"We just love Alvin, and we are so grateful that he is in our lives," Jeff Walker said. "We want to do this as often as we can."
Alvin seemed to enjoy the attention as the shelter staff came to say hello and thank you.
"It is always wonderful to see how well our animals become an integral part of a family," said Paul Miller, the humane society's executive director. "We work very hard to find good homes for the animals and it is so heartwarming to see everyone so happy."
The shelter invites residents to visit the shelter during the holidays.
The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-206 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.