Bosley’s New Westminster is raising money for local animals – one Santa photo at a time.
Bosley’s by Pet Valu in Columbia Square is getting set to host its annual pet photos with Santa fundraiser for New Westminster Animal Services. It’s on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We have a lot of fun with it,” said store owner Karima Jivraj. “It’s just a fun thing we do. People use them as their Christmas cards.”
Jivraj said she’s hoping to raise $2,000 at this year’s event. Pets of all kinds can have their photos taken with Santa at the event.
“We don’t just do pets; we have kids come in too. Santa is kid-friendly,” she said. “The Santa we have is really good.”
Dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits are among the animals who have had their photos taken at past events. It’s just one of the ways that Bosley’s supports New Westminster Animal Services, which in turn supports animals in the community.
“It’s important. They are part of the community. They support our community,” Jivraj said. “We don’t just give them money. We give them food, we give them supplies. They take donation from us and distribute it out into the community, into the homeless shelters.”
Parents can schedule an appointment to have their children or pet’s photo taken by emailing Jivraj at firstname.lastname@example.org. It costs $30 for two digital photos.
“They have to just email me and I will give them an appointment. They should start booking because the times are filling up pretty quick,” Jivraj said. “The sooner they book, the better off they are.”
Photos will be taken at #101-1015 Columbia St., in Columbia Square Plaza. All proceeds go to the New Westminster Animal Services.