Big Paws of the Ozarks will welcome guests for the Barks, Brews and Brass benefit Oct. 24 at Pratt Place Barn in Fayetteville.
Founded in 2016 by Shannon and Dan Eldridge, the nonprofit organization in Fayetteville is dedicated to rescuing big dogs (40 pounds or larger), which tend to be the hardest to get adopted and therefore longest-term residents in shelters, said Lindsey Roliard, Big Paws Board member.
Barks, Brews & Brass
Who: Big Paws of the Ozarks
What: Dinner, drinks, live music, silent auction, Adoption Alley
When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24
Where: Pratt Place Barn in Fayetteville
Information: (479) 422-9005 or bigpawsozarks.org
Dogs come to the group from local shelters, high-kill shelters in Louisiana and south Arkansas, owner surrenders or are strays. Organizers say veterinary costs are one of their largest expenses. Before new rescues are placed in foster homes, they are examined by a veterinarian, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and receive a clean bill of health before being adopted. The group also provides food and supplies to foster homes. "Big Paws does not discriminate in rescues on basis of age, pre-existing medical conditions or breed."
The evening benefit will feature dinner, drinks, live music by Crescent City Combo and "Adoption Alley." Volunteers will be on hand with dogs available for adoption. Adventure Subaru has agreed to sponsor fees for adoptions initiated that evening.
-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER
NAN Our Town on 10/03/2019
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