ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – Santa “Claws” is coming to town, and he’d love to meet you and your doggone good canine, purrfect feline or other furry or feathered friends!

This holiday season, the Michigan Humane Society and six area PetSmart locations are hosting the fourth annual Pet Pictures with Santa in Chesterfield, Dearborn, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Taylor and West Bloomfield, with proceeds going to benefit MHS.

Photos will cost $10.95, with $5 of each purchase going to help animals at MHS. Photos will be printed and available immediately, and will include a holiday photo frame to take home!

MHS is also partnering with ChowHound Charities this holiday season to hold a Pet Food Drive at the Roseville PetSmart on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of all unopened cat and dog food will be accepted.

“You can donate food and you know exactly where your donation is going. It’s going to be loaded on a truck and it’s going to be delivered to pets that really need it this holiday season,” said Shana Kellogg, spokesperson for ChowHound Charities.

Santa will be taking pictures with pets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4
    Dearborn PetSmart, 5650 Mercury Drive
    Roseville PetSmart, 20530 13 Mile Road
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11
    Chesterfield PetSmart, 51347 Gratiot Ave.
    Rochester Hills PetSmart, 2724 S. Adams Road
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18
    Taylor PetSmart, 23271 Eureka Road
    West Bloomfield PetSmart, 7260 Orchard Lake Road

All pets must be on leashes or in carriers and up-to-date on vaccinations. MHS reminds pet guardians to avoid any activities which may be stressful or pose a risk to your pet. When deciding to bring your pet into a public environment, please be sure that he or she able to interact positively with other animals.

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