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Barks and Bourbon

Amanda Oliver and her staff at Beesley Animal Foundation are ever creative in fund-raising ideas and this September event at Belle Meadows Farm in Lascassas was no exception. There were some real “party animals” in attendance (see photos), who brought along their human friends. While munching on heavy appetizers, guests enjoyed wine and beer, as well as samplings from Boone and Crockett, Short Mountain Distillery, Chattanooga Whiskey, Clayton James and Uncle Nearest. To add to the fun, there was a live band and silent auction. Operating as the Beesley Animal Clinic, their role includes: education on responsible pet care; financial aid toward their services; outreach and vaccinations to pets of seniors, homeless and underserved.

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