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Pets pose for pics with Santa at animal shelter fundraiser

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Dec 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-22 00:39:43-05

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- Salt Lake County Animal Services had "Santa Claws" on hand Saturday for a fundraising event.

Sandy Nelson of Salt Lake County Animal Services said shelter workers donned the guise of Santa and his helpers, and the proceeds from the event will go toward the shelter's needs.

"Santa Claws and the elf are actually our animal control officers," she said. "So they are part of our staff. They asked if they could be Santa Claws and the elf, and they're doing a great job."

Officials said the shelter can always use donations of dog and cat treats, pet food, blankets, and laundry detergent. They also accept monetary donations. Click here to visit the shelter's website.