The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA would like to invite you to eat out in support of a good cause. On Wednesday, April 13, they will be holding their ninth annual Eat For Pete’s Sake fundraiser. Fifteen local restaurants have generously agreed to donate a portion of their night’s income directly to the Nelson adoption centre.
This year’s restaurants include: Bogustown, Dominion Cafe, Itza, Main Street Diner, General Store (Hume Hotel), Baker Street Grill (Best Western), BiBO, KC Restaurant, Fusion Bistro, BITE, Kootenay Bakery Cafe, Ric’s Lounge and Grill (Prestige), All Seasons Cafe, Rosewood Cafe, and Amanda’s.
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 summer camps and school visits, reunite lost pets with their homes, provide low income spay/neuters, and respond to cruelty complaints to make sure that all animals have a voice.
Julie Fletcher, the Nelson branch supervisor, says 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,” Fletcher says.
Eat For Pete was originally created with a cute puppy from the Nelson branch 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, contact Julie or Rob at 250-352-7178, firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the adoption centre at 520-C Falls Street (above the Savoy bowling lanes).