Third annual Cars for Canines event benefits local animal shelters

Explore Oak Ridge hosts Cars for Canines fundraiser event on Aug. 20 at Melton Lake Park

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Explore Oak Ridge will host the third annual Cars for Canines event this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The event supports the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and Anderson County Humane Society. Attendees can expect a pet-friendly atmosphere with various activities, including car shows, live music, dog demonstrations, local food and vendors. Discounted animal services will also be available onsite for those interested in microchipping and rabies vaccinations.

The event is free and open to the public. However, all pet owners are expected to keep their dogs on leash and cats in a carrier at all times on the premises.

Please visit the Explore Oak Ridge website to learn more about Cars for Canines. To schedule an interview in advance, please contact Hannah Whitson at

WHAT:                  Cars for Canines

WHO:                    Explore Oak Ridge
                              Hannah Fatheree, Event Manager

DATE:                  Saturday, Aug. 20

LOCATION:           Melton Lake Park
                              Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

MEDIA CONTACT:   Hannah Whitson





Explore Oak Ridge

Explore Oak Ridge champions the “Secret City '' of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as a scientific powerhouse and unforgettable tourist destination. With the hope of developing technology to end World War II, the U.S. government built the city of Oak Ridge under a cloak of great secrecy. Once a Secret City, today, Oak Ridge is anything but a secret and has become a global leader in innovative science, engineering and technology.  The city has five excellent museums that give a one-of-a-kind, hands-on look at how the Secret City came to be and how the city’s global impact has drastically changed the world. Oak Ridge is also one of the nation’s premier competitive rowing destinations and has played host to national and regionally ranked regattas. The glassy waters of Melton Hill Lake are perfect for fishing, boating, paddling and rowing and offer over 30 miles of pristine shoreline. The Oak Ridge outdoors scene has become so popular that it attracts visitors from all over the southeast to hike and bike the more than 85 miles of trails and greenways in the city. Oak Ridge continues to grow with significant scientific achievements, improvements to the town such as plans for a new downtown area, continued retail development, and a wide variety of restaurants. Plan a trip to Oak Ridge so we can share our secrets with you.