Applebee's restaurant in Elkins is partnering with the Randolph County Humane Society to help raise much-needed funds for the local animal shelter.
To help the RCHS help abandoned, abused and owner-relinquished animals, Applebee's is assisting in two ways.
On Saturday, Applebee's of Elkins will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Randolph County Humane Society. The wait staff for this breakfast will be shelter supporters and volunteers. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from RCHS board members, at local veterinarian offices, or from the Randolph County Animal Shelter.
From the end of August through part of the month of September, Applebee's will donate a percentage of the proceeds from takeout orders placed on Mondays and Tuesdays to the RCHS.
Kelly Scheidegger, manager of the RCHS shelter, is "thrilled" with the support being shown by Applebee's.
"I hope that lots of folks will team up with the restaurant to help the shelter," she said.
The Humane Society's goal is to place homeless animals into loving, adoptive homes.
"We are very pleased to be able to support the local shelter in their efforts to take care of animals in need," said Torrie Perkins, manager of the Elkins restaurant.
"A large portion of our funds come from donations," said Mary Ann McDonald, president of the RCHS. "As we are currently at full capacity, now is also as good a time as any to adopt."