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Spread Holiday Cheer with ECCHA’s Santa Paws!

Written by Shelley Scott


Help spread holiday cheer while helping local shelter animals!


The Eau Claire County Humane Association’s annual Santa Paws fundraiser is back again this year, Black Friday through December! PLUS – for the first time this year, you can submit a photo of your pet! Whether or not they are ECCHA alumni, you can now feature your pet on your own Santa Paws ornaments to make the perfect decorations and gifts! This fundriaser ends on Black Friday – click here to order yours today!


2,000 ornaments have been handmade by volunteers and feature pictures of pets adopted from ECCHA over the last year. These Santa Paws ornaments are soon available for purchase at over 40 businesses across Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Lake Hallie. Make sure to mark your calendars for our kickoff event on Friday, November 17th at the Brewing Projekt to get your paws early! Paws will be delivered to all other businesses between the 18th and 23rd of November. 


Each individual paw-shaped ornament ranges in price from $5 to $100 and lists a different fund that the community can contribute to, such as operation costs, toys, treats, food, and medical procedures for the animals. The proceeds benefit ECCHA to continue to help homeless pets during the busy holiday season.


Check out the list below and visit some of your favorite Chippewa Valley small businesses that are participating:

  • Ark Animal Hospital
  • Barks & Rec
  • Brewing Projekt
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Cosmoprof
  • Cowboy Jacks
  • Down to Earth
  • Eau Claire Animal Hospital
  • Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA)
  • Eau Claire Floral
  • Firehouse
  • Green Oasis
  • Grooming Hut
  • Holiday (Craig Rd)
  • Holiday (Highland Ave)
  • Holiday (Hwy 93)
  • Holiday (Jeffers Rd)
  • JCP Salon
  • Kindness Animal Hospital
  • Market & Johnson
  • Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital
  • Paws and Claws
  • Pet Food Plus
  • Racys/Nucleus 
  • Revival Records
  • Sport Clips – West
  • Tangled up in Hue
  • The Broom & Crow
  • Westgate Animal Hospital


Contact Us

Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!

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