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PetSafe® Invites Knoxville Community to Attend Ties & Tails Gala to Benefit H.A.B.I.T.

Pet-friendly event will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at The Mill and Mine

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 13, 2017) PetSafe Brand, a Knoxville-based pet product manufacturer, will host its sixth-annual Ties & Tails Gala on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This is the second year the black-tie event will benefit Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.), a non-profit organization that focuses on outreach programs and research in East Tennessee.

Members of the Knoxville community and their furry friends are invited to join PetSafe and H.A.B.I.T. from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Mill and Mine at 227 W. Depot Ave. in Knoxville. The pet-friendly event will feature music, casino tables, food and beverages, including beer, wine and a signature drink. Event attendees can also participate in a silent auction, in which 100 percent of proceeds will benefit H.A.B.I.T. Tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple and can be purchased at

“Fostering deep relationships between people and animals is a mission that PetSafe and H.A.B.I.T. have in common, said Willie Wallace, CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of PetSafe products. “We’re proud to continue to support their work through our annual Ties & Tails Gala.”

H.A.B.I.T., a joint program of the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work and College of Veterinary Medicine, was founded in 1986 and sponsors programs that foster pet visitation to nursing homes, assisted-living residences, retirement centers, mental health centers, residences for children with special needs, rehabilitation facilities and hospital settings. The group is comprised of more than 550 members, many of whom are community volunteers, who work to explore the circumstances and consequences of the human-animal bond and promote this valuable relationship between people and animals.

Sponsors for the PetSafe Ties & Tails Casino Night include Baker Donelson, Regal Entertainment Group, Clayton Foundation, Swofford Financial, WBIR-TV, Merchant & Gould and Waller. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about the event, please visit

About the PetSafe®
PetSafe® is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe is owned by Radio Systems Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About H.A.B.I.T., Human Animal Bond in Tennessee
H.A.B.I.T., Human Animal Bond in Tennessee, is a non-profit organization focusing on outreach programs and research. H.A.B.I.T. was founded in 1986 as a joint program of the College of Social Work and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, H.A.B.I.T. operates out of one facility; yet their volunteer teams can be found in 20 East Tennessee counties with 150 active programs. For more information about H.A.B.I.T, please visit

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