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S.A.R.G., a 501(c)3 organization, was formed in January, 1996, and is dedicated and committed to giving animals from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter a second chance at life.


SARG Community Outreach Focus 2017

  • Sponsor monthly spay/neuter/shot clinics for low-income area residents from Anderson, Roane, Knox, and Campbell Counties. SARG pays all costs. From October 2016 through February 2017: 22 cat spays, 19 dog spays, 10 cat neuters, 9 dog neuters. Clinics scheduled monthly through 2017.

  • Donate a monthly stipend for pet food for low income seniors. Dispensed through the Anderson County Senior Center.

Since 2012, SARG has used Paws for Life Gala funds for the following:

  • $25,000 over 5 years to assist Anderson and Roane County residents with unexpected pet medical emergencies.

  • $20,800 to purchase cargo van for transporting Oak Ridge Shelter animals to shelters in the North, thus assisting the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter in becoming a no-kill shelter.

  • $10,000 to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter to assist with renovations to the facility, including antibacterial flooring.

  • $5,000 donation to Anderson County to assist with building an animal holding facility for County dogs and cats.