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Dog wash raises funds for rescuing Great Danes

7:08 PM, Jul 13, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - West Knox County) For the third year in a row the law offices of Ogle, Elrod, and Baril and the organization Dames for Danes held a dog wash to help raise funds for rescuing animals.

Saturday's event included dog washing, micro-chipping, rabies vaccinations and other services with proceeds benefitting the group Dames for Danes.

The organization said it's a non-profit based in Oak Ridge dedicated to helping out homeless, abused and neglected Great Danes in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia.

Two years ago the event raised $3,000 for helping Great Danes and $6,000 last year.

Jason Baril, one of the event organizers said he realizes the charity's importance because he fostered a Great Dane and ended up keeping him because he liked him so much.

"When you're dealing with dogs the size of great danes they're so big that it costs so much more money to get them ready to be placed so something like this if we can get 5, 6, 7 thousand dollars for the charity it ends up placing a lot of dogs and saving a lot of dogs' lives," Baril said.

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