Pets Pose in Christmas Photos to Support Centre County PAWS
Pet owners snapped up a chance to capture memorable moments with their four-legged family members Monday night.
Dozens of people lined up at Centre County PAWS to have holiday photos taken with their pets. Professional photographers volunteered their talents. Even Santa Claus showed up to pose with the pets.
Alicia Anderson and 11-year-old Mara Anderson-Skelly sat for holiday photos with their dog, Willow.
"It's really fun to know that the money is going to the animals," Anderson said.
For a $15 donation, photographers took photos of pets alone, with their owners or with Santa. All proceeds went toward the care of animals at the shelter.
This is the first year professional photographers donated their time for the holiday event, including Corie Romero of My Blue Sky Photography and Trina Bauer of Trina Bauer Photography. Both also take photos of animals on a regular basis for the PAWS website.
"It's the highlight of my week. It's 100 percent a total treat," Romero said.
Chris Faust, director of development and marketing for PAWS, helped coordinate the event, now in its third year.
"It's nice because the proceeds benefits of our cats and dogs, but it's more a community outreach," Faust said.
She said the treat is when owners who adopted their pets through PAWS come back for the family photo.
"That makes it really special," she said.