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Shelter Animal Rescue Group March  2021
SARG news
It's Yard Sale time!!!
SARG will be having their yard sale on April 15,16, 17; April 22, 23,24; May 6,7,8; and May 13,14,15. Each day hours will be 9-1.  We are of course still taking donations. As many of you know, each week we put out more and more items. SARG has many generous donors and we are always so thankful to have a store full of great bargains.

This year it is even more important that we have a successful sale as we are unable, at the present time, to hold our annual Paws for Life Gala. We are hopeful to restart that in the fall, and as soon as we know
about those dates we will pass the word around. For now our yard sale is our biggest fund raiser for all the outreach SARG does. We have been fortunate not to have to stop any of our community programs such as the pet food  for seniors, the pet food banks, the monthly free spay/neuter clinics and the rescuing and rehabilitation of our furry friends in need of a second chance.  This is all due to the generosity of all those that support SARG. My heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of you. 

Don't forget that Dean's Restaurant is reopening on Thursday April 1st. All of their meals are 1/2 price and they are donating their proceeds for the day to SARG!!! We are all so excited and can't wait to see everyone there. 

Now if we can just get some of this rain to stop!! Mud season is upon us and the pooches need their paws cleaned off...again!  by: Jennifer Robinson

Pictured above is Blondie - A super sweet kitty that is looking for her forever home. 
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Donations
All of these donations came in from February 1 - 28, 2021
Donations in Memory of: 

Cindy Bailes
            Connie Battle
Jim Childs
            Connie Battle
Mac Tallent
            Sally Gadola
            Maggie Robinson


Donations in Honor of: 
Laura and Blake Anderson in honor of Laura Anderson’s special birthday

Donations:
Tom and Denise Billings
The Patty family
Vicki Whiting
Joy Wilson


Special Donations:
Eddie and Wendy Spickard for Jasper’s care




 
Donations in Memory of Pets:

Val Alexander in memory of Harper, beloved canine companion to Tim Waller and “little sister” to Scout
Shirley Auble in memory of Harper, happy canine family member of Tim Waller and Scout
Deborah Friar in memory of Jack, former SARG dog lovingly cared for by Marilyn McClain
Robert Lyon in memory of Fiona, beloved canine companion of Chloe and Jonathan Hutchison
Mignon and Wolf Naegeli in memory of Basquiat, the writing dog who was the 17-year faithful companion of the Naegili family
Susan Shor in memory of Roger, beloved dog of Natalie and Alex Maroni
Tim Waller in memory of Scout and Harper, two canine girls that brought wonderful changes in his life.  They are both deeply missed.

Monthly Donations:

Cindy Biscay
Deborah and Tom Colwell
Sharon Poore
Susan Reed
Roz Smith
A special shout out to Mr. John Mullens for the use of his building for our annual yard sale and for allowing us to store our yard sale equipment at that location! We couldn't have this event with out his support. 👏🏼
Rainbow Bridge
On September 26, 2015, a hound named Oliver came to Cindy and Bob Biscay.  He and his mother and two brothers were found wandering in a field off a back-country road.  Oliver was about six weeks at that time.  His brothers and mother got good adoptive homes, but Oliver stole Cindy's heart, and he never left the Biscays.  Sadly, they lost Oliver on March 17.  He had a wonderful life with Cindy and Bob, and they are heartbroken to lose their boy.
Peaches was a sweet, loving ginger tabby, about 8 years old.  SARG found him at the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, and decided to take him into the SARG program in spite of his status of FIV.  Many cats do well in spite of that diagnosis, and we just thought he was such a great cat--as did the Shelter staff.  Once we had him in a foster home, we realized that he had diabetes and began treating him for that.  Unfortunately our vets never could get it under control--he had huge, almost unheard of, swings in his blood sugar.  A couple of times his sugar was so high it was off the measurement chart.  Eventually he also developed ketoacidosis, a serious complication of diabetes.  We had to let him go.  We gave this little street cat several weeks in a home where he was loved and cuddled.  In turn, he snuggled and purred his way through his days.  We miss him.

In memory of Jack, much loved and greatly missed by big brother Noah and mom Marilyn.  He greeted each day with excitement about the day's walk--the new people and dogs he'd get to meet, or maybe just old familiar friends who looked forward to seeing him, too. Although small in stature, in his mind he was large and in charge, just ask those pesky squirrels in the back yard.  Snack time and family time just aren't the same without this sweet boy. You brought joy to those who knew you Jack. 

Kitty Adoptions! 
Betsy Ross
Karen Witte
Georgia
Karen Witte
Cat Benatar
John Keaton
Martha
Karen Koubek
Raspberry
Hannah and John Kilpatrick
Eliza
Beth Ann and Mark Skeen
Mochi
Erin and William Lott
Click to See All Adoptable Kitties!
Adopter News
Dougie is living the good life! Wow! I want to go skiing! I bet he had a blast in that snow. Such a good doggie. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us, Dan. Let us know what type of adventures you take with Dougie this spring. We would love to see the pictures too. 

Pluto (right) and new brother Sterling. Pluto was adopted as a playmate for Sterling and they hit it off right away! There are sure to be many fun times ahead for these two kitty brothers. 

Doggie Adoptions 
Romeo
(formerly Roman)

Denise and Tom Billings
Click to See All Adoptable Doggies!
Save the Date!!
Save the Date
  • Dean's Restaurant reopening and SARG sponsor event - Thursday April 1st. All day 1/2 price meals! 
  • Spring Yard Sale - April 15,16,17,22,13,24 & May 6,7,8,13,14,15---- hours are 9-1
  • Paws for Life Gala -  Fall 2021- To Be Determined 
  • Spay/Neuter Clinics -   April 9th, & May 20th, June 18th, July 16th
*Check the website calendar for upcoming events*
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Sign up for Amazon Smile and a portion of you purchases will be donated to SARG! Amazon Smile now even works with the phone app. Just go into your settings and turn on Smile. It only takes a couple of clicks and will greatly increase our donations from Amazon. If you haven't signed up for Amazon Smily follow this link and start allowing Amazon to donate to SARG for you!!

1. Go to Smile.Amazon.com
2. Sign in with your amazon credentials
3. Choose Shelter Animals Rescue Group as your charity 
4.Begin shopping at smile.amazon.com - all the same great perks with the added benefit of donating to SARG!
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