On this Christmas Day, we present animals with Santa. Also, animals in holiday garb. And, a smattering of pets with presents. The reindeer above come courtesy of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (You can learn more about Santa’s reindeer here.) Below, you’ll find a red and green critter cornucopia. Enjoy.
Here’s Marvel, a Bulldog rescued by The Mia Foundation, a non-profit that rehabilitates animals with severe birth defects. Marvel’s growth from puny pooch to perfect permanent home is celebrated on the group’s Facebook page, along with this delightful picture.
The non-profit based in Mount Juliet, TN, takes care of elderly dogs and helps find them forever homes. And on Christmas Eve, they waited patiently for Santa.
The feline friends at Big Cat Rescue got some early Christmas presents. The Tampa, FL-based sanctuary takes care of exotic cats posted this photo of one of its leopards on Christmas Eve.
Presents were also handed out at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. And, if you’re super into cheetahs, you can also check out this gallery of cheetahs with their presents at the Namibia-based research and conservation group.
And, behold this lemur at the Australia Zoo, also opening presents. Because, well, lemur.
This is Toretto, who was found on the streets of West Philly. She is now up for adoption at PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) and while most folks frown on pets as Christmas gifts, this is pretty adorable. Ridiculous, but adorable.
This is my friend’s dog Bella. Christmas Bella. With balls, which I believe has Justin Bieber on them, not that you can tell.
This is my cousin-in-law’s cat, Pagal. This cat does Grinch in style.
Like, seriously awesome.
Happy holidays from Critter Files.