Explore Oak Ridge will host the second annual Cars for Canines event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, at Melton Lake Park.
The event will consist of a car show sponsored by Summer Knights Cruisers, food trucks, live music, vendors, demonstrations, and pet-friendly fun all to benefit the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Anderson County Humane Society, a press release said.
This event is free, and everyone is welcome, including your four-legged friends, the press release said.
Car show registration is $20 and begins at 10 am. All classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles are welcome to enter. Awards will be given to the top 25 vehicles and door prizes will be given during the event for registered vehicles, the release said.
It said demonstrations by Dock Dogs and Sit Means Sit will occur throughout the day. Food trucks will be set up along Melton Lake Peninsula.
Veterinarian for the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, Dr. Matt Jinks, will be on-site offering reduced-cost rabies shots and microchips during the event, the press release said. Rabies shots will be $10, and microchips will be $20 per animal while supplies last. Dogs need to be on a leash and cats in a carrier.
â€œWeâ€™re excited for this to be our second Cars for Canines event,” said Hannah Fatheree, event manager for Explore Oak Ridge. “Last year, we had a turnout of nearly 2,000 people, which led to six pet adoptions and a donation of $1,250 to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Anderson County Humane Society.â€
“Grab your family and furry friends and head down to the waterfront for a day of fun!” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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