Pictures: Pets meet Santa Paws at Dagenham fundraiser

Dog owner Izzia Elliot and her American Staffordshire Chuba meet Santa in Dagenham Pets at Home, Mer

Dog owner Izzia Elliot and her American Staffordshire Chuba meet Santa in Dagenham Pets at Home, Merrielands Retail Park, Dagenham. - Credit: Archant

Why should children have all the fun at this time of year?

Christmas shoppers in Dagenham took their animals along to meet Santa this weekend.

Pets at Home in Merrielands Retail Park, Dagenham, held the event to raise money for Hornchurch Animal Rescue and Romford Greyhounds.

Owners paid £2 to meet Santa, or £5 to have a photograph of him with their pet. All animals received a gift.

This is the second year that the event has been held.


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Last year it raised about £70, but this year they surpassed that sum, raising £181.

Sophie-Louise Fullerton, who works at the store, said: “We had a lot of owners bring their pets to have their photo taken.

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“We were very pleased and smashed last year’s money raised.”

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