The event takes place Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. inside The Bookworm, a pet friendly bookstore. All proceeds go directly to Hearts United for Animals (HUA), a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization.
"Elves" from the University of Nebraska at Omaha will take a photo of the pet on Santa's lap, print the photo on site and turn it into a holiday card for a fee of $25. The event will also include a donation drive for the Hearts United for Animals.
Among the most needed items are:
- Gerber baby meat sticks
- hard chew toys (no rawhide or Greenies)
- soft treats
- adjustable collars
- laundry soap
- paper towels
- trash bags
Pet owners that bring a donation item will receive a $5 discount on their holiday card.
For the last 11 years, students have planned the event and donated the proceeds to a local animals shelter or rescue groups. The 2016 Santa Paws planning team of students accomplished more than any previous team, raising more than $1,200 for Hearts United for Animals.
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