Thank you to everyone who came out for Santa Paws photos!

Yesterday we wrapped up our final of three Santa Paws photo sessions, and we want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who brought their pets out to visit Santa and get a photo. Thanks to your generosity and support, we raised an astonishing $1750! These funds will go a long way towards our work in northern BC, including helping dogs like Poppy, who we introduced you to last month.

Of course, an event like this doesn’t happen without some hard work, and we’d be remiss not to thank those who made this all possible. We’d like to first and foremost thank Ron and Karen Potter, our Santa & Elf, who not only organize the event, but also volunteer their time on three separate Saturdays. This  event wouldn’t happen without Ron and Karen, and we are so appreciative to have them as part of the Spirit’s Mission family.

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This event also wouldn’t be possible without our volunteer photographers, who not only give up a Saturday in order to take the photos, but who also spend hours afterwards doing touch ups and editing work to make sure your pets look their best with Santa. Our deepest gratitude goes to Alice and Leroy from Summer & Co. Photography, Sue Williams, and Bill Brown. You can view some of the photos from this year’s sessions on our Facebook page.

To the staff at Bosley’s – thank you for welcoming us into your stores and for whole-heartedly embracing the spirit of the event by bringing your own pets in to see Santa! We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality, and the amazing goody bags you had prepared for participants!

Of course, we also have to give a shout out to our very special volunteers – the true elves of the season. They gave their time to help out at each photo session and also worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the event was a success.

And finally, thank YOU Nanaimo! Even with all the hard work of our volunteers, these events wouldn’t be successful without your participation, and you took our breath away with your support this year. Thank you for your concern for animals in need – it is your donations and generosity that make our life-saving work with animals in northern BC possible.

From our families to yours, we wish you joy this holiday season a a happy and healthy 2017!

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