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PAWS to host BARKS, BOURBON & SPIRITS event on May 15

PAWS Animal Adoption Center will host its first BARKS, BOURBON & SPIRITS event on May 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Historic 1882 Carriage House at 6285 Coach House Way in Liberty Township. The cost is $75 per person and proceeds will benefit the organization.

The event will feature bourbon, spirits (vodka, gin, tequila, and rum), craft beer and wine tastings operated by the Buckeye Barrel Club along with education on how they are produced. Live music from Stagger Lee, games, a live auction, and raffles are also part of the evening.

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal and includes tasting of multiple bourbons, spirits, wine, and craft beers as well as appetizers and snacks. Additional food will be available for purchase.

PAWS is the acronym of the Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Monroe. Founded in 1980, the organization has secured permanent homes for more than 13,000 abandoned, neglected and homeless dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

PAWS was established as a no-kill animal shelter and remains so to this day. The founders were ahead of their time since few no-kill shelters existed more than 40 years ago.

PAWS serves animals and families in the Butler, Warren and surrounding counties. Around 95 percent of the animals that arrive at PAWS are pulled from kill shelters locally and from Pendleton and Estill counties in Kentucky. PAWS has developed strong relationships with these animal shelters to save as many adoptable pets as possible. The other five percent are brought in as owner-surrendered animals that are in danger of being euthanized at the county shelter as their last option.

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