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Get a photo taken with Santa at RSPCA
Pugsley would make a great Christmas card (image by writer)
Attention all animal lovers. Santa will be dropping into the RSPCA Wacol Animal Care Campus on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November. He's a big dog lover so bring your four legged-friends and fur-babies down to the RSPCA shelter to get a memorable Christmas photo taken.
Santa Paws (image from RSPCA)
Winners of Queensland Photographer of the Year 2017, Queensland Pet Photographer (2016 and 2017), and Australia Pet Photographer of the Year 2016, will all appear with the team at Zoo Studio to ensure that your Christmas photo is one you'll cherish for years to come.
A photo in any of these "Christmassy" scenes will be the PAW-fect addition to your Christmas cards. An added incentive is that all proceeds go towards helping the animals in the RSPCA's care. A very worthwhile fundraiser, I'm sure all you animal lovers out there will agree with me. Did you know that the RSPCA relies on donations and community support to fund 99% of their annual costs? The festive season is unfortunately one of the busiest times of the year for the RSPCA across Queensland, so by supporting this event, you're helping to ensure they can continue to provide the best care to all creatures great and small.
RSPCA Wacol Campus (image by writer)
Tickets are available from Tuesday 17 October. Visit Santa Paws for booking information. There are a range of Photo Packages available to choose from when booking online:
Pack 1 – 1 x 8"x10" photo digital image - $55 ( B/F)
Pack 2 – 1 x 8"x10" photo - $45 ( B/F)
Pack 3 – 1 x 5"x7" photo - $35 ( B/F)
Which end is which? (image by writer)
Tickets are also available to purchase on the day. Book in for your session here. Hurry though because spaces are limited. For booking details or more information, please contact the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cafe at Wacol RSPCA (image by writer)
While you are at the RSPCA Campus, check out these as well:
RSPCA Black Cat Cafe
Black Cat Cafe has outdoor and indoor cat enclosures, so that visitors can watch the RSPCA cats play while enjoying good food and refreshments. The cats you will see are available for adoption, desexed and health checked. By viewing them in a more natural environment you can see their personalities shine.
Black Cat Café has a range of food and drinks available with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu options. They are proud to only use humane food on their menu. This means that their whole eggs, eggs used in sauces or baked goods are cage-free. The chicken and pork also come from higher welfare systems. I can vouch for the breakfasts, coffee and cake selection. All are delicious and good value. I love an open kitchen where you can see your food being prepared. It's PURR-fect. Opening hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday) 9:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday and Sunday). Phone: 07 3258 5621
Black Cat Cafe (image by writer)
RSPCA Op Shop
Find a bargain - clothing, household items, bric-a-brac, books, accessories and furniture. 100% of the profits stay with the RSPCA, helping all animals. At the Op Shop you can shop (of course), donate and/or volunteer. The good folk at the Op Shop ask that you save them valuable money for animals in need by only donating clean items in good condition (things that you would happily give to a friend). There are 12 other RSPCA Op shops throughout Queensland.
Opening hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Sunday).
Phone: 07 3258 5657
Further information on the Op Shop here
Wacol Op Shop (image by writer)
World For Pets Store
Shopping at World for Pets stores is a great way to support the RSPCA. As a 100% RSPCA owned supplier of pet products, this means that all the proceeds on items you buy go straight back to help animals in need. Whether you prefer to shop in-store or online, World for Pets provides you with a wide range of popular pet brands and products at competitive prices. World for Pets specialises in products for dogs, cats, and almost all other pets you can think of. There's something at the World for Pets even for their owners. They ship daily, Australia-wide and internationally to over 30 countries. Why not buy something for your fur babies for Christmas so that they too can have a gift from "Sandy Claws".
Check out their pet supplies here
RSPCA Adoption Centre (image by writer)
RSPCA Adopt A Pet
Their goal is to find safe, loving homes for the many animals in their care. Why not take a look at the beautiful animals waiting patiently to find a home while you wait for your turn with Santa Paws and the photographers?
Adopt a Pet (image by writer)
You and your pooch can also have a photo with Santa at Springwood RSPCA World for Pets with all proceeds helping RSPCA animals this festive season. When: 18 November 2017 Where: Springwood RSPCA World for Pets – Shop 1, Corner Lexington and Logan Roads, Springwood
For further details on the Springwood event click here