Canines Suki (left), Xena (middle) and Rupert (right), with his owner Aidan, have their photo taken with Santa and Daily Dalmatian.
Canines Suki (left), Xena (middle) and Rupert (right), with his owner Aidan, have their photo taken with Santa and Daily Dalmatian. Georja Ryan

Christmas photos for family pets

THERE was a definite sense of puppy-fever at Rose City Shoppingworld on Saturday, as canines and their owners piled into the centre to have a photo taken with Santa.

And all attention was on the furry members of the family.

The event was put on by the Animal Welfare League Association.

Vice-president Jenny Alker said it was an enjoyable day for everyone and it was all for a good cause.

"Everyone brings their beloved pets and I think someone is even bringing in a snake and a goat," Mrs Alker said.

"You can tell everyone's animal lovers here."

The photos were $10 each with all proceeds going to the charity.

"All money raised goes toward re-homing animals around Christmas," Mrs Alker said

"We get a lot of abandoned pets around this time of year and we've got lots of dogs and cats needing homes before Christmas."

The annual event has proven a success for all parties in the past, with many returning this year to have their happy snaps taken again.

Sisters Michelle and Kymba Edney brought their two beloved labrador-border-collie-cross dogs, Abby and Dusty, along and said they enjoyed it as much as the dogs.

"We brought them down last year and it's just fun," Michelle said

"They should get a Santa experience too."

Kymba said Abby and Dusty love mingling with the other dogs and it was a good feeling knowing the money raised went towards helping the animals.

"Any outing they love. They just want to play with the other dogs and the money goes to the Animal Welfare," Kymba said.

The Animal Welfare League Association is always looking for carers and people to give animals the home they deserve.

Mrs Alker said they relied on carers because they do not have a shelter to home abandoned animals.

If you would like to get involved with the Animal Welfare League Association, call 0447 801 909.


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