Explore Oak Ridge donates $3,000 to local animal shelters


Explore Oak Ridge hosted the 2nd annual Cars for Canines occasion on Aug. 21 at Melton Lake Park to present the Oak Ridge group a day of household and pet pleasant enjoyable with a automobile present, stay music, 4 meals vehicles and over 20 distributors.

The occasion welcomed roughly 3,500 visitors and 140 automobiles to increase cash for the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Humane Society of Anderson County, in accordance to a information launch.

Countless furry pals roamed the occasion, together with canine for adoption. Due to the excessive attendance, many visitors had been in a position to meet quite a few canine who want properties and upon completion of the occasion, two of the canine had been adopted into new households.

Explore Oak Ridge thanked the collaborating distributors: Summer Knights Cruisers, and sponsors Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Lokar, Oak Ridge Utility District, Dunkin’ Donuts, Main Street Lofts, KVMA, and Pet Treater.

Explore Oak Ridge was in a position to donate $1,500 to every shelter, Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Anderson County animal shelter. Additionally, Y-12 Federal Credit Union is offering funds for 4 pet adoptions via the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter.

The Cars for Canines event raised money for the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Humane Society of Anderson County. From left are Sophie Becknell, Officer Cristina Squadrito, Hannah Fatheree and Officer Mark Miracle outside the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter.

Both shelters have restricted capability and encourage residents in search of 4 legged pals to undertake, don’t store. The Humane Society of Anderson County is open Monday via Friday, 10:30 a.m. till 2 p.m. The Oak Ridge Animal shelter is open Tuesday via Saturday, 11 a.m. till 6 p.m., by appointment solely.

Explore Oak Ridge plans to have Cars for Canines return in 2022 with the hopes of rising the occasion and elevating better consciousness and funds for the shelters.