Santa Paws is coming to town on Dec. 7

Santa Paws is coming to town on Dec. 7

TUSCOLA — The Hands-4-Paws not-for-profit organization in Douglas County has holiday offerings for pets and families.

Santa Paws — photos with Santa for pets and children — will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola, and proceeds from raffle tickets at the event will go into an emergency medical fund for the dogs and cats at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Appointments can be made for 9 to 11:30 a.m.; call 508-8489 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To get to the Santa Paws event, enter through the Jarman Center door under the blue and green striped awning off Parke Street. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a dog or cat gift basket worth $125. The baskets are filled with pet items including food, treats, toys and bowls.

Tickets, which are $1 each or six for $5, can also be purchased at the Okaw Vet Clinic, 140 W. Sale St., Tuscola.

For questions about Santa Paws or Hands-4-Paws, call 253-3221 or visit

Also, Hands-4-Paws is asking for items to help the animals at the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Shopko, 700 Progress Blvd., Tuscola, has donated space to hold the Douglas County Animal Shelter's Angel Tree, and the facility has a list of items needed at the shelter, including blankets, bath towels, beds, bleach, laundry detergent, canned food, leashes, treats, toys and flea medication.

Donated items can be dropped off at Shopko in the gift-wrapped boxes near the registers.

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