The animal law subcommittee of the South Carolina Bar held its first Holiday Pet Food Drive in December.

Our firm was a drop-off site for the Aiken area. So many of you stepped up and we are so grateful. With a late push, we collected several hundred pounds of pet food and toys that were then donated to the home-bound elderly through the Aiken Area Council on Aging.

As we all know, the cost of pet food has risen dramatically, and those on fixed income are finding it challenging to keep their pets.

These donations will help many of these senior citizens feed, and therefore keep, the animal companions that give them so much happiness.

Sharon Cowden of the Council on Aging has my gratitude for her diligent collection and distribution of these gifts.

We hope to make this an annual event.

Margaret Tribert