Shelter Animal Rescue Group January 2021
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Happy New Year everyone! Here is to an amazing 2021! Even though 2020 was a difficult year, many of the shelters and rescue groups have been very lucky to have had a record number of adoptions. It is so heart warming to see the lucky pups and kitties going to forever homes. When we have to social distance we can always hug our pets. They give us unconditional love and every day I'm grateful for their companionship. 

Good news for SARG: we are having a spring yard sale! The dates are yet to be determined, but should be sometime in April or May. We are currently taking all donations for our spring sale. So during your spring cleaning, if you find anything you would like to donate, we would be happy to take it off your hands. Please contact us any time at 865-483-8146 or 865-659-6155 to arrange drop off. You can also email SARG at

In the last issue I had a picture of Desi under the Christmas tree. I'm happy to report that Desi is on trial with a wonderful family and he is pictured above with his new doggie sibling, Olive.  by: Jennifer Robinson
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All of these donations came in from December 1 - 31, 2020
Donations in Memory of: 

Helen Kapral
            Marvel Burtis
Ed Kress
            Maggie Robinson
Lois Vago
            Margot Spore

Donations in Honor of:

Ann and Thomas Bratton in honor of Buzz and Grace Simpson
Mike Galvin in honor of Laurie and her critters
Craig and Pamela Kallio (Papa and Mimi) in honor of their grandson, Parker Hurst
Jim and Gwen Myers in honor of James and Tina Matta.  Merry Christmas, Love Grandpop and Grandmom Myers
Nadene Nichols (Moco) in honor of her great-grandson, Parker Hurst
Dave Robinson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Backus.  Mrs. Backus is Dave’s sister.
Maggie Robinson in honor of Shirley Auble
Jan Rowe in honor of Tim Waller  for Chirstmas
Margaret Schreiber in honor of Weijia S. Dawna Wang
Tim Waller in honor of Jan Rowe for Christmas


Iva Canky
Jeff and Sue Capps
Kim and Dennis Denton
Heidi Dudich
Linda Hall
Rachael and Charles Kirk
Jeff and Elaine Kreil
Geneva McKay
Barbara Patty
Thad and Karen Shows
Linda Staton
Philip Stumbo
Ken Sweeton
Stuart Wasilowski and Michele Appel
Vicki Whiting
Al and Diane Ziemak

Donations in Memory of Pets:

Val Alexander in memory of Scout, special canine friend of Tim Waller
Ron and Shirley Auble in memory of Scout, special canine friend of Tim Waller
Sandra Bell in memory of Samuari, a very special kitty who had a long and happy life
Robert Lyon in memory of Brady, a faithful and loving canine companion of Jay, Robin and Aaron Jenness for 16 years.
Maggie Robinson in memory of Sophie, beloved cat of Ed Kress
Hanna Perry in memory of Odie Kilpatrick, a cat she adopted from SARG

Donations in Honor of Pets:

Jill Miller-Custer in honor of Faith and Grace, her two cats adopted from SARG

Monthly Donations:

Cindy Biscay
Deborah and Tom Colwell
Sharon Poore
Susan Reed
Roz Smith

Special Donations:
Grace Lutheran Church from donations received from their virtual Pet Blessing Event
Ray Nall for the spay/neuter program
Martina O’Brien for Hobbes’ vet care
Jen and Craig Robinson for Echo’s care

A special shout out to Mr. John Mullins 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
Piglet, beloved Pug of Sara Melton, recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Sara had always been a large-dog person until she fell in love with Piglet at a Pet Blessing event several years ago.  Piglet even passed the one “test” Sara posed—she had to be able to swim in Sara’s large backyard pool.  Piglet swam her way into Sara’s heart.  Her legacy may be that Sara would adopt another Pug in a heartbeat. 

Cookie, a SARG permanent foster Chihuahua, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 1/14/21.  When SARG rescued Cookie from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, a vet exam showed that she had several major health problems, including cancer.  She spent her last days living with fosters Pat and Rick O’Connor, who gave Cookie what were the best days of her life.
Kitty Adoptions! 
Stacy Riikola
Virginia Cole
Nicole and Jennifer
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Adopter News
Biscuits is enjoying her new home. We love the pictures and she is one lucky pooch. 
 I just wanted to give you an update on Poppyseed.  She adores my mother.  She has become a lap cat.  She literally sleeps all night every night, lying on top of mother.  Larry Ivens
Siri and Lucy, best friends, enjoying some nap time in the sun. Thanks Mark for sharing such a heart warming moment with us. 
Doggie Adoptions 
Daryl and Mleeka
Lindsay Hall
Shelly and Douglas
Tom and Peggy
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Save the Date!!
Save the Date
  • Spring Yard Sale - April & May Dates to be determined 
  • Paws for Life Gala -  Fall 2021- To Be Determined 
  • Spay/Neuter Clinics -  Feb. 12th, March 19th, April 16th, & May 21st
*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
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3. Choose Shelter Animals Rescue Group as your charity 
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