Shelter Pets Get Their Own Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to This Chef

Posted by Mateja Lane
thanksgiving meal for shelter pets
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter

He just wants to spread the warmth of holiday cheer. 

A chef named Malik Von Saint adopted a dog who lived in a puppy mill for a decade. His name is Cannoli the Brave.

After Von Saint brought the little white Miniature American Eskimo dog home, he got to thinking about all the other homeless dogs in the shelter during the holidays.

"Them alone while we celebrate with friends and family did not sit well with me," Von Saint told The Dodo

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So he decided the best thing to do, besides adopting them all, would be to cook them a dog-safe Thanksgiving feast.

On Wednesday, November 22, this well-known chef will head to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter in Buffalo, New York to serve 60 cats and 60 dogs a gourmet Thanksgiving meal. He hopes that by bringing attention to shelter animals during the holidays will promote adoption and donations.

This will be his second annual shelter Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving meal

This year's menu consists of three courses: beef tartare, chicken sous-vide with roasted sweet potato and basmati rice with broccoli, and dog-safe ice cream for dessert.

Von Saint calls his homemade ice cream"Crème glacée de woof."

Dog's dinner!

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

 

 

Cats will be served a lactose-free soup, and some fresh fish that the chef calls "Chats Paradis." For desert they will be served Le Gateu Cattier which is a "tiny catnip cupcake."

Appetizers are on!

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kerry Neaf, president of the Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, told The Dodo that last year's meal was "a smashing success. And one of the cutest things I ever saw!"

The dogs are treated like fine diners and eat their meals on beautiful white china.

"It's just so much fun to see them eating fancy, garnished dinners on white china," Neaf said. "Though admittedly, they don't actually know it's Thanksgiving."

Will your dog get any special (safe) treat this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments!

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