Dog food mountain rises from Facebook challenge

Charleston Daily Mail photo by Bob Wojcieszak Brittany Baebenroth, a kennel attendant at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, sits atop a mountain of dog food the shelter has received through a recent outpouring of donations.
Charleston Daily Mail photo by Bob Wojcieszak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brittany Baebenroth, a kennel attendant at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, sits atop a mountain of dog food the shelter has received through a recent outpouring of donations. Sitting with her is one of the shelter residents, Lady. The massive outpouring of support to the shelter was the result of one area man’s challenge to his Facebook friends, shelter director Chelsea Staley said.

Charleston attorney Richard Holicker filmed himself purchasing Purina brand dog food — that’s the brand the shelter prefers — at the Southridge Walmart and then driving the food to the shelter. The film is set to a cover of “Lean on Me,” originally made famous by West Virginia native Bill Withers. The shelter had recently asked for food donations on its Facebook page.

Staley she and the rest of the shelter staff are grateful for the effort.

“I never met him,” she said of Holicker…

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