Santa Paws comes to town!

Santa's helper Niall Mayers (12) with Teddy at the Santa Paws event for Pendle Dogs in Need.
Santa's helper Niall Mayers (12) with Teddy at the Santa Paws event for Pendle Dogs in Need.

For many, it was the paw-fect start to the festive season when a Pendle charity held a party for pooches.

Father Christmas arrived by Huskymobile to the Pendle Dogs in Need “Santa Paws” event and had a busy afternoon dispensing gifts and ho-ho-hos to children, grown ups and, of course, hounds.

The event raised a massive £1,433.63 which will go towards food, equipment and medical care for the rescue dogs.

More events are planned for the new year, including a first birthday party for Lola’s puppies on January 25th.

Pendle Dogs in Need founder Sharon Ashley said: “Thanks to all of you who joined us at the Pendle Dogs in Need Christmas Fair, it was lovely to meet you and your four-legged friends.

“We would like to wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.”