Eat locally to benefit Humane Society of Knox County

Posted June 12, 2012, at 3:54 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — Twenty-seven local restaurants will invite diners to Eat for Pete’s Sake on Thursday, June 14, and raise 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 animal shelter.

Humane Society of Knox County Director Tracy Sala said, “We are thrilled so many wonderful local restaurants are joining in on this fundraising event, our fifth annual this year, and that it has become a popular tradition folks look forward to.”

Participating restaurants serving lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. are Amalfi on the Water, Badger Cafe and Pub, Big Fish, Brass Compass, Fresh, Highlands Coffee House, Home Kitchen Cafe, Offshore Restaurant, Rockland Cafe, Rock Harbor and Thomaston Cafe.

Restaurants serving dinner 5-9 p.m. are Amalfi on the Water, Archer’s, Atlantica, Badger Cafe and Pub, Big Fish, Blue Sky Cantina, Cafe Mediterranean, Cafe Miranda, Come Spring Cafe, Craignair Inn and Restaurant, Fresh, Harbor Gawker, Hatchet Mountain Publick House, The Haven, In Good Company, Offshore Restaurant, Park Street Grille, Peter Ott’s, Primo, Rockland Cafe, Rock Harbor and Slipway.

Pete is just one of more than 1,200 animals that come through the Humane Society of Knox County door each year needing food, shelter, medical care, love, attention and a permanent home. Pete represents the 26 dogs, 72 cats, four rabbits and six birds currently residing at the shelter, plus the 45 kittens in foster care awaiting adoption.

For information, call 594-4897, visit hskcME.org, or email humane@midcoast.com.

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