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Pet happy snaps a hit

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

Monty the pup gets his photo taken with Santa and Santa’s helper as part of the fundraiser for Broken Hill Pet Rescue on the weekend. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Monty the pup gets his photo taken with Santa and Santa’s helper as part of the fundraiser for Broken Hill Pet Rescue on the weekend. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

A chicken, a bearded dragon, a cat, some guinea pigs and over 100 dogs walk into a shop.

It’s not the beginning of a joke but the fantastic response to a Broken Hill Pet Rescue fundraiser last week.

A photography fundraiser was held last Thursday and Saturday for everyone to get a picture of their dogs taken with Santa and raise money for the Broken Hill Pet Rescue group.

BH Pet Rescue president Alicia Wayman said the business Pets Tucker Broken Hill organised it.

“We had 122 photos taken over the two days,” she said. “Some people came along with two or three pets. We had heaps of different animals.

“There was a cat, bearded dragon, a chicken, some guinea pigs and lots of dogs.

“I think there would have been 140 pets all up.

“We were very surprised with the response. We knew a lot of people wanted to get a photo of their pet but we didn’t know just how many.”

Alicia said she found it heart-warming to see so many people.

“It’s a bad time of year for surrendered and unwanted animals, so to see so many wonderful and loving pet owners was just amazing,” she said.

“I would like to give a big thank you to Pets Tucker for organising the fundraiser, Chloe Scott from Hearts Visage Photography and Emily Roberts for donating their time, along with the Santa and Santa’s helpers.

“I would also like to thank Coles and Top End Meats for the donation of bread and sausages for the sausage sizzle on Saturday.

“And just to everyone who came down with their pets. It was wonderful to meet everybody.

“Thanks for your support leading into Christmas.”

Alicia said all the money would go towards covering expenses.

“We have had a few large expenses to cover recently so this will go a long way to helping that,” she said.

“We have paid a lot of release fees for animals to encourage other rescuers to take them on.”

The group has a raffle running which will be drawn on December 23. For a ticket contact the facebook page, Broken Hill Pet Rescue.

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