The Vanderburgh Humane Society’s annual Pet Pictures with Santa event is this weekend, Friday through Sunday. This year marks the 26th anniversary for this holiday tradition.

Pet Pictures with Santa will take place on November 4th, 5th, and 6th at the VHS building located at 400 Millner Industrial Drive (2 blocks west of Bosse Field near Garvin Park). Of course, they ask that all pets be kept on a leash or in a carrier and be current on their Rabies vaccination. Times are as follows:

• Friday, November 4th, Noon - 7 PM

• Saturday, November 5th, 10 AM - 5 PM

• Sunday, November 6th, Noon - 4 PM

For $25, you will receive four 4 X 6 color prints, two prints of two poses, and the digital images. Each sitting may include more than 1 animal, and kids and adults are also welcome to be in the picture! Reprints will be available through Sam’s Club who is graciously donating their printing services. This is an excellent opportunity for a family Christmas Card.

Doug Fox will be donating his time and talent to take the photos, so the entire $25 fee will come to the animals of the VHS. Santa is also taking time out of his busy North Pole schedule and has volunteered to be at the VHS on all three days.

The VHS was the first in the area to introduce Pet Pictures with Santa over 25 years ago. This fundraiser averages $7,000 a year for the VHS. Typically, the three day event has more than 300 pet owners bringing countless numbers of pets of all types. Funds raised from this event will help the VHS care for the nearly 4,000 animals that are surrendered to our facility each year, provide low cost spay/neuter services, and educate the public on important animal issues.

For more information on this event and for photo opportunities, please contact Sydney Long at the phone numbers above or email