There is a famous adage that says that Christmas is for kids. While this may be true in a broader context, Christmas can also be for dogs, especially those who are staying in animal shelters.
In Romania, a family-run animal shelter known as the Sava’s Safe Haven caters abused and neglected dogs since 2012. Every Christmas season, the people behind the animal shelter holds a Christmas party for the pets they adopted. They ask donations from their neighborhood like used clothes, treats, food, and other supplies to give out to the animals.
After they receive the donations, the family would pile the same into Santa’s sack, and on Christmas Eve, they would give it out to the dogs. But what makes it even more special is that it would be Santa Claus himself who would give the gifts to the dogs.
The family would assign their father or brother to dress like Santa Claus to make the celebration more special for the dogs. According to the organization, they do this yearly tradition because they believe the dogs also deserve to feel what Christmas is.
The organization added that some of their adopted animals are already staying for over six years. The likelihood of these dogs to find a home is low. To make the dogs feel loved, they want to let them feel the spirit of Christmas.
For six years now, Sava continues with its yearly tradition of making dogs in their animal shelter feel special. This year, they still plan to do this tradition because they believe that the spirit of Christmas can also be introduced to dogs.
The organization said that they would continue to be a haven for abandoned and neglected dogs. Aside from providing a home for these dogs, Sava vowed that they would do their best to look for potential homes for these dogs so that the dogs can experience normal lives outside the shelter.
Credits to Good News Network.