Humane Ohio, a non-profit group that offers low-cost spay/neuter services and a food bank for pets, plans a “Pet Photos with Santa” fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am – 5 pm at Pet Supplies Plus, 849 W. Alexis, and on Sunday, December 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm at Pet Supplies Plus, 6923 W. Central Ave.
Tigress Studios is donating time to take the photos and Kohne Camera & Photo is donating the printing, allowing all the proceeds to benefit Humane Ohio. Children and family photos are welcome too (with or without a pet, with or without Santa). Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments.
There are different photo packages from which to choose:
• $10 – two 5”x7”s and eight wallets
• $20 – two 5”x7”s, 16 wallets and an 8”x10”
• $25 – 24 cards and envelopes
Humane Ohio can offer low-cost spay/neuter prices to pet owners because, as a non-profit organization, it receives private donations and grants – and holds fundraisers like “Pet Photos with Santa” – that help subsidize the true, higher cost of spay/neuter procedures and keep prices low for clients.
The public is also encouraged to hold pet food drives to help stock the shelves of the Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank this holiday season, or to purchase and donate pet food at Pet Supplies Plus when they come for Santa Photos. Visitors to Pet Supplies Plus on Talmadge Road will even find a “wishing wall” while customers at Petco in Holland will find a Humane Ohio wish list tree covered with paper ornaments that feature items the non-profit organization would like to collect for their pet food bank clients. Requests range from toys and treats to bags of cat and dog food and kitty litter. The Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank makes pet food available to pet parents in need and to people caring for free-roaming cats (in Lucas, Wood and Monroe counties). This program – which distributed over 71,000 pounds of pet food last year – helps make sure that pets and free-roaming cats do not go hungry, it helps pet owners keep their pets even in tough financial times, and helps ensure that people do not have to share their own me
al with their pets and go hungrythemselves.
Holiday gifts that give back are another way people can help Humane Ohio continue to offer much needed services to the community. Presents like Tastefully Simple (for the month of November only), the FanClubCard (get great deals at the area’s most popular businesses) and a one year subscription to The Bark magazine all benefit Humane Ohio, and cost $30 or less. For more information, visit the “Effortless Giving” section of www.humaneohio.org (under “Ways to Donate”).
Humane Ohio fixed almost 12,500 animals last year and gave out more than 71,000 pounds of pet food. Their spay/neuter clinic serves all Ohio and Michigan pet owners, people caring for free-roaming cats, animal shelters and rescue groups. Its clinic uses state of the art instruments and equipment, and all spay/neuter surgeries are performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians. Every pet also receives a brief physical exam and quality pain medication.