Eat For Pete’s Sake in Nelson next week

Various restaurants will be contributing to this SPCA fundraiser on different days all next week.

The original Pete has long since found a home

The original Pete has long since found a home

The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA invites you to eat out next week in support of a good cause. From June 8 to 12, they will be holding their 12th 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: Relish and Finley’s Bar and Grill, the General Store restaurant at the Hume on Tuesday, BiBo and Amanda’s on Wednesday, Bogus India Grill and Main Street Diner on Thursday, and BITE Food Truck on Friday. The event will run in the evening on each of the designated nights, except for lunch on Friday at BITE, 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.

“This is great opportunity to eat out during the week, and know you are supporting a good cause,” says Nelson branch manager, Rob Andrew. “We receive no government funding, so events like this are integral to the work we do.”

June McEwen from BiBo agrees: “We see this as win-win-win for the public, the restaurants, and the SPCA. It’s a great opportunity to visit an old favourite or try out a new restaurant you’ve never visited before.”

Eat For Pete was originally created with a cute SPCA puppy named Pete as its 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).