Samantha Farrell (left) of Irie Photography praises dogs Chewie and Drift and thanks the Bartel-Lister family — Christopher, Suzanne, five-year-old Ivy, and three-year-old Joy — after snapping a shot of them during the SPCA’s Pet Photos With Santa event at Minter Country Garden on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Santa pet photos fundraiser nets $3,600 for Chilliwack SPCA

Paws-itively cute weekend event attracted many four-legged friends – even goats

Pets and their owners came dressed in Christmas sweaters, hats and more for the annual SPCA Pet Photos with Santa event at Minter Country Garden on Saturday.

The popular festive fundraiser brought in more than $3,600 for the local Chilliwack branch of the SPCA.

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“This is my favourite SPCA event. I love seeing so many different pets come out to have their pictures taken with Santa,” Chilliwack SPCA branch manager Chloé Macbeth said.

Along with dozens of dogs and cats who came in to get their photo taken with Santa, this year a couple of goats and rabbits took part as well.

“We are so grateful for Minter Gardens for their continued support… a heartfelt thank-you to Samantha Farrell, Robert and Marilyn Lamb, all our volunteers, and our community that came out to enjoy some holiday magic and raise over $3,600 for those who haven’t yet found their forever homes for Christmas.”

RELATED: This week’s Find Me My Furever Home adoption video


 

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