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Applause for Santa Paws

Carol Vencil gets Zeus ready for a picture with Santa at the Wallowa County Humane Society’s Santa Paws event last weekend at the Joseph Community Center. (KATY NESBITT/The Observer)
Carol Vencil gets Zeus ready for a picture with Santa at the Wallowa County Humane Society’s Santa Paws event last weekend at the Joseph Community Center. (KATY NESBITT/The Observer)

30 pets have portraits taken with Santa at fundraiser for Humane Society 

Wallowa County dogs, cats and babies lined up for photos with Santa Paws this past weekend at the Joseph Community Center. 

Zeus the Staffordshire terrier donned a red hat and bells for a picture with Santa — one of 30 pets that came to have their portraits taken. 

That morning a springer spaniel found his forever home as did one of several kittens available for adoption.

In addition to Santa Paws, the Humane Society’s most public event of the year, donations helped bring in their annual goal of $10,000 in matching funds.

Saturday afternoon a woman asked the volunteers about a particular kind of dog she wanted to adopt and Carol Vencil of the society suggested she send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it describing the breed, size and age of animal she’d like. Society volunteers will then post that information to the website to help someone looking to adopt a dog or cat.

Pet adoption is $35 for cats and $45 for dogs. The fee covers all initial shots, deworming, spaying or neutering and a health certificate. 

Unwanted pets are fostered by volunteers until they are adopted. 

The society has a feral cat program in which it catches, spays/neuters and then releases cats where they were found. Cats that can adapt are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. Over time, the society said it believes this will reduce the feral cat population without having to euthanize healthy animals.

The society also works with local law enforcement to stop pet and animal abuse and neglect and works with area schools and organizations providing education.

To look for available animals for adoption or find out more, visit www.wallowacountyhumanesociety.org.

 
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