Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Santa Helps Furry Friends; Four-Legged Families Get Festive Love

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Santa Helps Furry Friends; Four-Legged Families Get Festive Love

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Byline: Liana Turner liana.turner@tweeddailynews.com.au

NABBING sweet photos with Santa is a tradition for many families, but there's no reason the four-legged members of your menagerie should be excluded.

Friends of the Pound typically has a dip in fundraising events over the festive season, with one exception.

Santa will once again prove he's a good friend for animals in need, when he returns to have photos with residents and their pets at Pet Barn from today.

Friends of the Pound president Sonia Trichter said all manner of pets were welcome to the fundraising photos.

"It can be dogs, cats, rats, bunnies, whatever they fancy bringing in," she said.

"Last year we had a family of 15 come in. We had 15 people, 15 dogs and Santa in the middle."

She said all funds raised from the photos would go towards food, vet care and other necessities for animals in their care.

"December and January is not a high fundraising time for us, so it just helps us get through this time," she said. …

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