Dine out in Nelson and help the SPCA

The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA would like to invite you to eat out in support of a good cause.

Dine out in Nelson next week and help the SPCA.

Dine out in Nelson next week and help the SPCA.

The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA would like to invite you to eat out in support of a good cause. On the week of June 4th to 7th , they will be holding their 10th annual “Eat For Pete’s Sake” fundraiser. A different restaurant each night will generously donate a portion of their proceeds to the Nelson branch.

This year the participants will be: Ric’s at the Prestige on Monday night, General Store restaurant at the Hume and the Baker Street Bar and Grill on Tuesday, Main Street Diner on Wednesday, and Amanda’s on Thursday. The event will run from 5 to 9 PM on each of the designated nights, and all money raised will go towards helping local animals and residents.

The Nelson adoption centre not only adopts animals to loving homes, they create a compassionate community in many different ways. Through the centre, they provide humane education programs such as a summer camps and school visits, reunite lost pets back to their homes, provide low income spay/neuters, and respond to cruelty complaints to make sure that all animals have a voice.

Rob Andrew, the Nelson branch manager, says that the BC SPCA receives no government funding, so events like this are incredibly important to their ability to achieve these goals. “We encourage everyone to try a local restaurant they’ve never tried before, or patronize an old favourite – either way, you will be supporting the welfare of local animals,” Andrew added.

Ryan Martin, the general manager of the Hume Hotel, agrees: “Awareness about animal cruelty and what we can do to prevent it has never been more important. During the week, people don’t normally go out, but now they have an excuse. We see this as win-win-win for the public, the SPCA, and the restaurants.”

Eat For Pete was originally created with a cute SPCA puppy named Pete as it’s poster child. Pete has long since found a loving home; but this fundraising event is not just for Pete’s sake, but for all of the animals.

For further information, you can contact the Nelson branch at 250-352-7178, nelson@spca.bc.ca, or drop by the adoption centre at 520-C Falls Street (above the Savoy bowling lanes).