Animal rescue group hosts 8th Annual Paws for Life Gala


The Shelter Animals Rescue Group is hosting their Paws for Life Gala on Friday, April 12th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Family Life Center in Oak Ridge. 

Attendees can expect a catered dinner, a DJ and a cash bar. The live auction will feature a variety of items, such as, exclusive liquor from around the world, and authentic, one-of-a-kind dog or cat themed pottery. One of the biggest live auction items is a four night trip at a vacation house in Kissimmee, Florida, including five tickets to Disney World. 

The silent auction also includes a wide array of items, such as, wine, kitchenware, art, movies, books, as well as items for dogs and cats. In addition, there will be three autographed books donated by David Rosenfelt, a mystery writer. People can catch a glimpse of more items featured in this years auction on the 2019 Auction Gallery website. 

The Shelters Animal Rescue Group began in 1996, in an effort to rescue dogs and cats from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. Today, the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is one of the three no-kill shelters in the entire state of Tennessee. SARG also rescues from the Anderson County Animal Shelter. 

The volunteers work directly from their homes, and participate in activities beyond pet adoption. Transport vans have been purchased for the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and the Anderson County Animal Shelter. Each month, they sponsor spay/neuter clinics for low-income communities as well as necessary shots. Pet food is also provided to low-income citizens of Anderson County Senior Center every month. Another focus is providing assistance for veterinary expenses for people who require critical medical emergencies that need services like x-rays or surgery. 

The Paws for Life Gala is open to the public and people can purchase reservations on their Gala website. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and early bidding on the silent auction items. 

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