At All Feeders Supply Stores; 100% of Proceeds Benefit Local Animal Rescue Groups
For the 28th year in a row, Santa Claus and over 450 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 two weekends in December on Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Event proceeds from 12 stores benefit the Kentucky Humane Society. The two New Albany stores benefit Floyd County Animal Rescue League.
“Picture Your Pets with Santa is the largest—and one of the oldest—pets with Santa photo events in the region,” says Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson. “We expect over 3,500 families to participate in this holiday tradition.”
Blair says that while dogs and cats are the most common animals at the event, all species are welcome.
“Chickens, bunnies, bearded dragons, horses, and even tarantulas have their photos taken with Santa, and the whole family is welcome to be in the photo,” says Blair. “Many of our families return year after year, and it’s always fun to see familiar faces.”
Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 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 $80,000 for local animal welfare agencies. Photos are offered in various packages, starting at $12. Pet parents may choose to receive photos on a commemorative thumb drive for $26. Gift items featuring the pet’s photo, including ornaments, stockings, mugs and key chains are also available, starting at $14.
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 and Natural Balance Pet Food.