Pets paws for a photo portrait

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Liam O'Connor donned the Father Christmas outfit yet again as SAFE Broome held a charity "Santa Paws" photo shoot on Gantheaume Point
Camera IconLiam O'Connor donned the Father Christmas outfit yet again as SAFE Broome held a charity "Santa Paws" photo shoot on Gantheaume Point Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Gantheaume Point was full of Christmas cheer on Sunday as the town brought their canines and kittens seaside for a “paw-trait” with Santa.

Volunteer organisation SAFE Broome held the photo shoot for the fourth year to raise much-needed funds for the pet rescue charity, and having a good laugh with owners while doing so.

While hundreds of photos have been taken over the years of a variety of pets, one thing that has remained the same is Liam O’Connor, a painter who dons the Father Christmas outfit each festive season.

A total of about $700 was raised, with more than 30 pictures taken on the day. Organiser and volunteer Juliane Genze said this year may have been the highest turnout yet.

“We had a really awesome day and the animals were so well behaved,” she said. “Thanks to the town for help making the event such a huge success.”

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