OMAHA - Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry friends to the Bookworm in Loveland Centre, 90th and Center Streets, on Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. to get their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus – all for a worthy cause.
All proceeds from the Santa Paws event will go to Hearts United for Animals. Hearts United for Animals, a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. The nonprofit group’s major focus to end overpopulation of domestic animals and the suffering of dogs in large breeding establishments. Hearts United for Animals is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives no government funding and exists solely on donations and the all-volunteer staff.
The annual event is sponsored by MavPRSSA, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.
For the past eight years, students have planned the event and donated the proceeds to a different local animal shelter or rescue group.
“Our students especially look forward to this event each year because they love working with animals and are very supportive of the work a shelter like Hearts United does to save them,” said Karen Weber, PRSSA faculty adviser.
Special “elves” will distribute free people and pet treats to all who attend. For $20, pet owners will receive a photo of their pet with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
For media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 402.554.2129.
MavPRSSAoffers a wide range of opportunities for professional development and community engagement. UNO PRSSA won a national award for Outstanding Community Service in 2013. PRSSA awarded the UNO chapter with its highest honor, the F.H. Teahan National Award for Outstanding Chapter in 2012 and 2009. In 2011, the chapter earned recognition as the UNO Outstanding Student Organization.
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