Photo: The SPCA’s "Pet Pics with Santa" ran on November 28th. Bev Gutknecht says almost $300 was raised – file photo
Santa Clause has heard the whimpers of homeless animals in Fort St. John, and is granting them a gift of hope.
On Saturday, December 5th, the North Peace SPCA is holding its annual fundraiser called ‘Pet Pics with Santa’.
For eight bucks, pets get to meet the Big Guy himself, and ask for that new chew-toy they have always wanted. Owners get a 5×7" photo to show off to their friends.
All the proceeds go to the North Peace SPCA. The fundraiser also allows the local SPCA to educate pet owners on what the local branch needs.
Volunteer Bev Gutknecht says that list ranges from money, to leashes, to non-clumping cat litter. Gutknecht says the organization desperately needs dedicated volunteers, that will come back week after week.
All animals are welcome to visit Santa, as long as they are leashed and friendly. Gutknecht says last year, Santa got wrapped up in a snake.
Santa will be at the Totem Mall, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Also, the Northern Lights College in Fort St. John will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair and Fundraiser for the local SPCA. Crafts will be on sale on December 4th from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on December 5th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.