The Santa Paws food drive and adoption event
The Santa Paws food drive and adoption event, created this year by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, brought the Grinch to the Flagler Humane Society on Tuesday, Dec.10.
The Grinch, who was sentenced to community service, apparently has a soft spot for pets. He posed with McGruff the Crimefighting Dog for a holiday picture with or without a pet when people donated pet food. All pet adoption fees were waived.
Also in attendance were the FCSO K-9 Unit and Sheriff Rick Staly.
Amy Carotenuto, executive director of the FHS, thanked the FCSO. “This is amazing, and hopefully, this is one of many,” she said. She also mentioned her excitement about “record in adoptions this year.” In 2020, she has building renovations insight.
Shannon Martin, a public information officer of the FCSO, is the mind behind the Santa Paws event. “All we want to do is to serve, whether you have two or four legs. We want to embrace them all,” she said.