Dozens of dogs waited for photos with Santa at SPCA

Long lineup of dogs at SPCA

Chelsea Powrie

Penticton's SPCA was a full house Saturday with over 80 pets and their owners checking in for the annual SPCA photos with Santa Claus. 

The event only ran for three hours in the afternoon, but dozens of pets were photographed and the waiting room was full of dogs. 

"It's just to raise some extra money for the SPCA," said Robyn Asher, a volunteer who helped run the bake sale in conjunction with the pet and Santa pictures. 

"I've got two cats that I adopted from the SPCA, and it's a good cause!"

Photos with Santa cost $20 for two 5x7 prints, shot by Peter Joyce Photography, donating his time.

More than 80 pets were photographed this year. Dogs were certainly dominant, but other pets have met Santa in years past. 

"We had a couple of parrots a few years ago, and we've had some rabbits, ferrets," said Penticton SPCA branch manager Carolyn Hawkins. 

She says the annual Santa photo event brings in needed revenue for the SPCA. 

"It's great and it's raising money for all of the animals in our shelter."

The shelter is currently looking for cat and dog toys, recycling bags, canned kitten food, store gift cards and more. For more information, or to donate, click here

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