LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- 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.
Proceeds from the benefit will help five local animal charities: the Kentucky Humane Society, Floyd County Animal Rescue League, Shamrock Pet Foundation, Saving Sunny and the Franklin County Humane Society.
“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 4,000 families to participate.”
All species of animals are welcome to come get a photo with Santa. In the past, chickens, bunnies, bearded dragons and even horses have had their photos taken with Santa. Dec. 3-4 and 10-11 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. 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 Hwy 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 Shamrock Pet Foundation (1 store):
Downtown at 315 Baxter Ave.
Supporting Saving Sunny (1 store):
Shepherdsville at 187 Adam Shepherd Pkwy.
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 percent of proceeds benefit the participating animal rescue organizations. Picture Your Pets with Santa is sponsored by Feeders Supply and Natural Balance Pet Food. For more information, visit www.kyhumane.org or call (502) 366-3355.