For the 30th year in a row, Santa Claus and over 800 volunteers will take time out of their busy schedules to help local homeless animals.
The annual Picture Your Pets with Santa at all Feeders Supply stores will be held the first Dec. 2 and 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 3 and 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
While dogs, cats and often their families are most likely in the photos, all species are welcome. In the past, chickens, bunnies, bearded dragons and even horses have had their photos taken with Santa.
Pet owners can get professional holiday portraits and gift items of their family members and help local homeless animals at the same time. Last year’s event brought in more than $100,000 for local animal welfare agencies. Photos are offered in various packages, starting at $12. Gift items featuring the pet’s photo, including ornaments, mugs and key chains are also available, starting at $14.
Supporting the Kentucky Humane Society (11 stores):
- Dixie Highway at 10948 Dixie Hwy., Elizabethtown at 1610 Ring Rd., Fern Creek at 6820 Bardstown Rd., Hikes Point at 3079 Breckenridge Ln., Holiday Manor at 2236 Holiday Manor Center, Middletown at 12949 Shelbyville Rd, North Dixie Highway at 4921 Dixie Hwy., Pewee Valley at 12406 La Grange Rd., Preston at 5763 Preston Hwy., Springhurst at 9486 Brownsboro Rd., and St. Matthews at 4600 Shelbyville Rd.
Supporting Floyd County Animal Rescue League (3 stores):
- Clarksville at 229 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., New Albany at 3400 Grant Line Rd., and New Albany at 2221 State St.
Supporting the Franklin County Humane Society (1 store):
- Frankfort at 1303 US Hwy. 127 S
Supporting the Humane Society of Oldham County (1 store):
- LaGrange at 1806 Milestone Village Dr.
Supporting Lexington Humane Society (2 stores):
- Lexington at 306 Southland Dr.
- Lexington at 3080 Richmond Rd.
Supporting Saving Sunny (1 store):
- Shepherdsville at 187 Adam Shepherd Pkwy.
Supporting the Shamrock Pet Foundation (1 store):
- Downtown Louisville at 315 Baxter Ave.
Pet owners are asked to have dogs on leashes and cats and other pets in carriers. Horses can be photographed outside with Santa.
Picture Your Pets with Santa is a volunteer-driven event, and 100% of proceeds benefit the participating animal rescue organizations. Picture Your Pets with Santa is sponsored by Feeders Supply with Natural Balance Pet Food and Park Community Credit Union.