Published : Friday, December 1, 2017 | 3:36 PM
Santa Paws and his friendly elves made a pit-stop at the Pasadena Humane Society Friday to deliver holiday cheer, tasty treats, and lots of hugs for the homeless animals who are looking for homes this holiday season.
The jolly man and his helpers are sticking around all day Saturday also and are inviting Pasadena families and their pets of all kinds to help get in the holiday spirit by taking festive photos with Santa Paws himself — and hopefully, adopting an animal in need.
Adorable holiday props and costumes will be available for pets and photos will be printed onsite and put into magnetic photo frames, ready to be your new holiday greeting card for friends and family this year.
“We have so many animals here, and the fact that Santa would come and visit is really special to us and certainly to the animals. It says that the animals are important, too, and they need good holiday cheer and ultimately a good home,” said Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA CEO Julie Bank.
Santa was accompanied by his trusty elves and Humane Society staff and volunteers who work day in and day out ensuring the animals are taken care of.
“They’re the real heroes and the real holiday miracle people that make the difference in the lives of animals,” said Bank.
Santa will continue to visit the animals on Saturday, when he will pose with families for an exclusive North Pole-style photo opp.
“We always encourage people to incorporate their pets into their family life, which includes their photographs, so what better ways are there to do that than get your photo with Santa?,” said Banks
The Pasadena Humane Society is gearing up for a busy season and has provided a helpful pet safety tip page on its website.
“We want to make sure animals stay in the home and don’t end up in the animal shelter or end up harmed because of things like chicken bones, or holiday tinsel, or other things that can be harmful to them,” said Bank.
The Pasadena Humane Society will also hold an adoption special next Thursday called Take Five To Care special which offers all adoptions for just $5.
“It’s the season of giving and the animals are very deserving and Pasadena Humane Society works really hard to make their life better and you can help support that too, and that’s why Santa came here today,” said Bank.
Pet-loving families are invited to to have photos taken with Santa at the Pasadena Humane Society on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m located at 361 S Raymond Ave.
Adorable holiday props and costumes will be available for pets. Photos will be printed onsite and put into magnetic photo frames, which can be decorated.
There is a suggested donation of $10 for one photo and $15 for two. Dogs must be on leashes, while cats and other critters should be in their carriers.
For more information, go to https://pasadenahumane.org.