'Hooters for Neuters' event held Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Hooters for Neuters is back.

For the sixth straight year, the event benefitting animal rescue groups and low-cost spay and neuter programs will be hosted at the Hooters restaurant in Lawrenceville and several more across the metro Atlanta area. Throughout the day on Tuesday, supporters can bring printed fliers to the restaurant and $1 will be donated to the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia.

All participating locations will have raffles throughout the day, and the Lawrenceville store will have live music from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Lawrenceville event benefits the jail dogs program at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, a partnership between the sheriff's department and Society of Human Friends.

Fliers can be found on the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia's website, jaildogs.org.

Metro Atlanta's Hooters for Neuters events were started in Lawrenceville in 2007 "to raise awareness of the public to unnecessary euthanasia of over the 100,000 adoptable companion animals each year in the greater Atlanta area, and the immediate need to provide low-cost spaying and neutering options to address this problem," according to a news release from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office.