Eat at Mosaics to benefit Suffolk Humane

Published 8:36 pm Monday, November 1, 2010

Shelby enjoys a meal and time with her owner on the patio at Mosaic Café at an August event the restaurant held to benefit the Suffolk Humane Society.

You don’t have to be a human to enjoy an evening at Mosaic Café.

On Thursday, the café will open its patio to canines and their owners from 6 to 9 p.m. for a doggie night out.

“We don’t have a lot of opportunities to bring our best friends out with us,” said Kay Hurley of Suffolk Humane Society. “It’s exciting that this will be another event that encourages people to come out with their dogs. These events help create awareness of what we’re doing in the community and signifies a positive change that our community is becoming more open and accepting toward people who like to socialize with their four-legged best friends. It’s a positive move for Suffolk as a city.”

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Thirteen percent of the proceeds from each meal will benefit the Suffolk Humane Society.
“More than ever, we need help to take care of the pets that can’t speak for themselves,” said Hurley. “The funds raised will go to help the Humane Society, to help us put on programs, provide spaying and neutering and run our adoption drives.”

This is the second event the restaurant has hosted for the organization this year.

The first event offered discounted meal prices and canine-themed beverages in August. It was attended by more than 75 people, according to Mosaic general manager Shannon Grass.

The group promotes the welfare of companion animals in the community through sponsoring spay and neuter programs, placing homeless animals in loving, permanent homes and providing quality humane education with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership.

“We know some people like to donate directly, but for those who want to go out to have a nice dinner with their friends and their pets, this is a great opportunity to do that and support a good cause,” Hurley said.

Visit each week to get the latest information about the group’s activities and to view the up-to-date photos of the adoptable animals at Suffolk Animal Control, 124 Forest Glen Drive, or call Suffolk Humane at 538-3030.