Pets Pose with Santa & Selfies with Exotic Animals At Baltimore Humane Society Holiday Open House – December 6th

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You’re Invited

December 6, 2015-Baltimore, MD — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, even for dogs and cats. 

Baltimore Humane Society and area animal lovers will recognize the special animals in our lives at its Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Lovely animal silhouettes will adorn the driveway as the no-kill shelter welcomes the public to this free event. Pets and families will line up for photos with Santa or a Chanukah menorah that are printed on the spot.  Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo joins the celebration with a special interactive exhibit from 2pm-4pm. Attendees will be welcome to touch and take selfies with an armadillo, hissing cockroaches, American alligator, chinchilla, and a special bird.

The no-kill shelter welcomes the public to visit the adoptable pets, tour the shelter, listen to local youth sing or play music, and enjoy sweets from a bake sale.  There will also be a Giving Tree dressed in photos of all dogs, cats, and rabbits available for adoption.  People can pick their favorite, read the back of the photo to see what their furry friend would like for the holidays, then come back another day with the gift.

At 5 p.m. the Annual Lighting Ceremony begins when animal silhouettes along the drive shine their lights.  Each silhouette has been dedicated to a special furry or human friend in support of Baltimore Humane Society.

The event is free and takes place on the grounds of our no-kill shelter on 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. The donation of a wish list item or small monetary contribution is appreciated.  Anyone interested in dedicating a holiday light or animal silhouette can call 410-833-8848 ext. 212 or download a form at bmorehumane.org/.

Holiday Lights Open House – Sunday, December 6th  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Professional photos of pets and families with Santa or a menorah. Photos printed on the spot! (Nominal fee. Proceeds benefit the animals at Baltimore Humane Society)
  • Live Interactive Exotic Animals Exhibit from 2pm-4pm! Touch & take selfies!
  • Homeless Animal Giving Tree
  • Visit with shelter animals available for adoption
  • Tour the shelter and see our beautiful grounds and painted dog kennel mural
  • Listen to the sweet sounds of local youth
  • Yummy holiday treat bake sale
  • Animal Silhouette Lighting Ceremony at 5pmDedicate a lighted silhouette or peace dove ornament to a special furry or human friend and support the Baltimore Humane Society with your purchase.  Gift recipients will receive a special card letting them know of your contribution.  You can download a Holiday Lights Donation Form at org/

About the Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services.  We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations.  For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org.

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jmuhj
4 years ago

“… Attendees will be welcome to touch and take selfies with an armadillo, hissing cockroaches, American alligator, chinchilla, and a special bird. The no-kill shelter welcomes the public to visit the adoptable pets…” While the mission of the shelter, and its encouragement, are laudable, the “taking selfies with exotic animals” is far from it. Most people who truly care about animals, including animal advocates, are well aware that most animals exploited for this purpose are kept in appalling conditions, neglected and/or abused, and discarded when no longer “cute” and marketable. Please do not encourage this! And please let the shelter… Read more »