‘Santa Paws’ is coming to town!

The ninth annual “Santa Paws” fund-raising event to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid will be held in two locations this year.

For a $10 donation, people can take home an adorable keepsake photo of their dog on Santa’s lap, while helping raise money for the shelter and its animals. People can take home a photo and also receive it via e-mail for their holiday cards.

Photos will be available on Saturday, December 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith’s Hardware and Lumber, Station Square, Rockport; and on Sunday, December 2 at the Hometown Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing in Gloucester.

For more information, call Cape Ann Animal Aid at 978-283-6055 or visit CapeAnnAnimalAid.com.