COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Residents at The Lantern at Collegedale Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale, brought warmth area puppies and kitties this season, unfolding newspapers to give their furry friends clean beds at The Humane Society.

With nearly 700 animals in need of homes this holiday, the shelter is hosting an Adopt-A-Thon on December 16, from noon until midnight.

Photo (left to right) Jessie Caldwell, adoption counselor, and Jeanine Cloyd, volunteer manager at the Humane Society, and Virginia Stubs and Wade Cowart, The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale residents, cuddle with the kittens while preparing beds for the animals in need of homes.

Click here to learn more about Meaningful Day™ programs at The Lantern at Collegedale Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale.