Popular event returning to Humane Society
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Moose Jaw Humane Society needs votes to receive the Aviva Community Fund grant for new cat cages.
Moose Jaw’s pets will once again get a shot to pose with Santa this year during the Humane Society’s Santa Paws event.
“It’s something we’ve done in the past for a number of years,” said Karla Pratt, fundraising and promotions coordinator for the Humane Society. “We took a break last year because our telethon had been pushed back a few weeks.”
The Santa Paws event gives pet owners the chance to have their special animal photographed with Santa Claus.
For $5, owners can buy a four-by-six picture of their pet with Santa, or for $10, they can purchase the entire CD of photos that were shot during the session, Pratt said.
In past years, the Humane Society held Santa Paws in more of a party setting, inviting people and their pets to mix and mingle, Pratt said. But this year, due to complications with the old format, they are “changing things up.”
“The only problem with (the old format) is that it was basically chaos,” she said. “Pets would get nervous because of all the strange people and animals around and their owners would be stressed out dealing with it.”
“This year, Santa Paws will be by appointment only,” Pratt said, “people can call the shelter and book their session.”
Photos will be taken at the shelter in one of their multi-purpose rooms, Pratt said.
Santa Paws will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 25. Booking space is limited, so owners are encouraged to call the Humane Society immediately at 692-1517. All pets must be brought in on a leash or in a crate. Family is welcomed.