CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- More than 20 Lowcountry families got a furry gift delivered to their homes for Christmas.
The Charleston Animal Society dropped off adopted pets to their new families again this year as part of their "12 Strays of Christmas" campaign.
"It makes me feel important, you give back and animals you cannot talk to, they cannot speak for themselves and we're giving them homes and kids just and adults too just appreciate getting something they can hold and love," said Volunteer Debra Buscher, who delivered two cats to new homes.
Hendrick Automotive Group of Charleston helped to deliver a puppy named Zander to his forever home in Summerville. "To see these animals, that need homes get homes and children unexpectedly getting a surprise of a wonder full loving pet it just a fantastic way to spend Christmas," said Brad Davis with Rick Hendrick Imports.
Zander the 6-month-old mix, was picked out at the shelter by Mike Fritz as a Christmas surprise for his two daughters ages 2 and 7.
"I think it will be good, because it will give a memory every Christmas now, of knowing exactly when he came in our family," he said.
Fritz said Zander had a tough early life. The pup was returned to the shelter by his previous owner after another dog in the house attacked him.
"Even when we were at the shelter he just had a very calm personality, just seemed really sweet and really nice," he said.
If your family is looking to adopt a pet, it's not too late. The Animal Society has plenty of furry friends ready for a forever home.