Eat for Pete’s Sake to benefit Humane Society of Knox County

Posted June 01, 2011, at 9:19 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — Twenty-four local restaurants will invite diners to “Eat for Pete’s Sake” on Thursday, June 9, to raise much needed funds for the Humane Society of Knox County. On that  day, participating restaurants will donate a percentage of their proceeds to help lost, abandoned and stray animals at the Thomaston shelter.

Humane Society of Knox County Director Tracy Sala said, “We are thrilled that this fundraising event, our fourth annual this year, has really been embraced by the community and has become a popular tradition that people look forward to. It’s the trifecta of fundraisers — shelter animals get the support they need, local restaurant owners get more business and our supporter-diners get a great meal while helping a great cause.”

Restaurants participating in the event are, serving lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Amalfi on the Water, Athen’s Pizzeria, Badger Cafe and Pub, Big Fish, Blue Sky Cantina, Brass Compass, Come Spring Café, Home Kitchen Café, Old World Potato, Prism Restaurant and Gallery, Thomaston Café and 3 Dogs Cafe; and serving dinner 5-9 p.m.: Amalfi on the Water, Atlantica, Badger Cafe and Pub, Big Fish, Blue Sky Cantina, Cafe Miranda, Come Spring Café, Craignair Inn and Restaurant, Harbor Gawker, Hatchet Mountain Publick House, The Haven, In Good Company, Offshore Restaurant, Old World Potato, Park Street Grille, Peter Otts, Primo, Prism Restaurant and Gallery and Silver Lane Bistro.

Who is Pete? “Pete” also known as Kiffin, is just one of more than 1,200 animals that come through the Humane Society of Knox County’s door each year needing food, shelter, medical care, love, attention and a permanent home. “Pete,” who came in as a stray and is waiting for adoption, represents the 20 dogs, 85 cats, two hamsters and one ferret that reside at the shelter along with 50 kittens in foster care awaiting adoption.

For more information, call 594-4897, visit http://www.hskcME.org, or e-mail humane@midcoast.com.

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