This weekend one local brewery is doing it for the dogs.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Southbound Brewing Company is hosting Rescue Me, an adoption event and benefit for the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. “It’s going to be a whole rescue themed event,” Biz Austin, the Humane Society’s local Community Outreach Coordinator, said. “We actually got involved with the Fire Rescue Department in Pooler and we had the idea of making a rescue themed calendar with the Firemen and the puppies, it’s not too sexy,” she added laughing.Get Savannah arts and culture news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our morning, afternoon and Dine newsletters
“It’s rated G, so we’re going to be selling those at the event and then we’re going to have raffles as well as some adoptable pets. A lot of the dogs that come here come from somewhere traumatic, sometimes we hear their background story, and sometimes we don’t, but you can kind of tell. A lot of the dogs we get are super nervous and it takes them some time to get socialized, but events like this are great because it teaches them to socialize, and they show so much better outside of their kennels.”
Austin said five or six of the dogs will be available for adoption at the event. "The fee is usually 150 for dogs but sometimes their fees are sponsored so sometimes the fee is nothing,” said Austin.
To complete the rescue theme, there will be a fire truck on scene for photo shoots so patrons can bring their furry family members as well. “The photo shoot is donation based, so people can pay however much they want to take pictures with the fire truck and there are going to be fireman there as well. So, attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs and we’ll have outfits to dress them up as fireman too if they want, cause that’s adorable,” Austin added. “I want people to be inspired by rescue organizations like us and the fire department so I think it will be a cool theme going on and I just want people to be inspired to help non-profits like the Humane Society, and maybe kids will get inspired to be a fireman or work at a rescue.”
The event will also feature a Krazian food truck as well as a specially brewed “fiery spicy beer” for the event, said Austin. “We’ll be getting some of the proceeds from the drinks sold and we’ll have the raffles as well. The calendar is up for sale now so people can go on our Facebook. It’s $25 and all proceeds go to the Humane Society.”
For the cat crazed Austin adds, “There won’t be any cats up for adoption at the event, but there are cats in the calendar.”