An oyster roast to benefit GBSI Animal Refuge, a nonprofit pet rescue shelter in Cottageville, is set for 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Bowen's Island Restaurant.

GBSI is a no-kill animal refuge established in 1987 by J.C. Commeville. In its heyday, the refuge had more than 250 dogs, said Alison Harvey, a board member. Commeville has been downsizing in recent years due to health problems, she said. "Most of the dogs they have now are old and unadoptable," Harvey said. "But he intends to keep them and take care of them for the rest of their lives."

Tickets are $20, and entertainment will be provided by several bands, including Roger Bellow and the Troubadours and The Cotton Blue Band. Anyone who wants to donate to the refuge can send checks payable to GBSI at P.O. Box 394, Cottageville, SC 29435.

Call Commeville at 835-4274 for information.