Black Tie & Tails: Rescue celebrating 1 year, raising money for CLE animals

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bettynowCLEVELAND, Ohio -- Betty Davis was abandoned, in a garbage bag, on the side of the road in Cleveland.

The pit bull mix had more than 100 open wounds on her body, and her front legs were both broken. The women who found her had a hard time getting her help -- because she'd been used in a dog-fighting ring.

So they founded their own rescue to help Betty and animals like her in the future: Voices in the Dark Animal Rescue.

As part of the rescue's one-year anniversary, the organization is holding its biggest fundraiser yet: the Black Tie and Tails Silent Auction and Gala.

**For much more on Betty and the event, watch the video player above**

Fancy suits and gowns, dinner, drinks, a silent auction – a night out on the town to help animals rescued right here in Cleveland.

Set for Aug. 8 at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo, the goal is to raise money for the rescue's companion animals that desperately need vet care, food and most importantly, forever homes.

The event emcee will be Fox 8's own Peggy Sinkovich. You'll even have the chance to win a ride in Dick Goddard's Woollybear Parade: one of the silent auction items is a ride in the event along with Woollybear Parade T-shirts.

Preseason Browns tickets, custom-made furniture and several other high-priced items will also be auctioned off.

Voices is a foster home-based animal rescue: volunteers take animals into their own homes and work with them until they find their new owners.

On average, it costs anywhere from $40 to $60 per cat or kitten and $40 to $100 per puppy or dog for vaccinations, spay and neuter. Voices relies on donations. All money from the event will go to help the rescue's animals.

For much more on the event or to buy tickets, click here.

For the Voices in the Dark Facebook Page, click here.