The 29th edition of Picture Your Pets With Santa is winding down. The pictures and gift items are processed and ready to be picked up. The hundreds of volunteers who worked the event are now attempting to get their own holidays wrapped up. And, the folks who work in our stores are busy keeping the shelves full of pet holiday items and care essentials so that our customers will be ready for December 25th and the holiday weekend.
Our animal charity partners for the Picture Your Pets With Santa fundraising event are reporting in, and it appears that this year’s results are the best ever! Kentucky Humane Society, our lead partner, tells us that their sales were up and they are calling them the best ever.
Our friends at Shamrock Foundation who undertook the photo effort at the Baxter Avenue store tell us that the event went better than they could have imagined. This was their first time producing Picture Your Pets and they saw a wide variety of pets beyond the usual dogs and cats: a pet squirrel wearing a reindeer hoodie, tortoise with a holiday hat, a family all wearing onesies including the dog, guinea pig, a bunny, and more.
We understand that the Franklin County Humane Society, also doing their first event, experienced success at our Frankfort store, too.
Our partners in Southern Indiana, Floyd County Animal Rescue League and Saving Sunny, who worked at the Shepherdsville store, have yet to share their experiences, but we’re sure theirs will be positive along with the others. We do know that FCARL had the pleasure of coordinating Santa photos was a herd of llamas.
Feeders Supply is proud to sponsor this event. We provide the animal groups space in our stores at no charge and we promote the event. Every dollar spent by our customers for the Santa photos and photo gifts goes straight to the charity. We receive none of the sales. This is event is one of the ways we give back to our community and promote the adoption option.
So, we take this moment to thank you, our loyal customers, for supporting these local animal organizations and for helping raise money that is used to help homeless pets find their forever homes right here in our local towns. Thank you!