-- Bristol, TN - Employees of L.C. King Manufacturing in Bristol, Tennessee love dogs and cats. For the second year in a row, after collecting donations from employees over the year, on Dec. 7th 2012, the company bought over 1600 pounds of dog and cat food, 10 cases of canned food, bleach, towels, and more. The goods were to be given directly to the Sullivan County Animal Shelter (SBK Center) at the factory. Shell-E the Shelter Dog was on hand to help and thank the employees with a lunch and cake in the shape of overalls (he was also wearing a custom pair himself) - the iconic Pointer Brand denim product hand made in Bristol since 1913. Everyone pitched in a hand to load all the donations into SBK Center vehicles. "We handle over 8,000 animals every year from around the Tri-Cities," said SBK Center Director Richard Crino. "These donations will go directly to helping animals at our facility." Animals can be adopted from the center and they currently have a 65% adoption rate. The initiative was spearheaded by Vickie Wilson, a veteran employee at L.C. King. Her love of animals and the cause of making their lives a little better is what she found to be common ground with her co-workers. She plans to continue the tradition another year. The company matched the donations raised by employees. L.C. King would like to give a special thanks to Kroger and Ernie Cox for discounts on the purchases. For more information visit www.sbkanimalcenter.org -- FOR MEDIA High Resolution Photos and HD Videos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/099zylt9eyf4dfd/IND0s2pMkr ((raw video available on request, music is Public Domain))