Herby K’s celebrated 80 years in the community by hosting a block party with the addition of puppies and a pet pig.

Yes, pig.

The famous restaurant’s push to support local, no-kill shelters is a passion for the restaurant owner Angela Doe and her husband David.

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The pet pig’s art was auctioned off to raise money for Pet Savers.

The famous restaurant’s push to support local, no-kill shelters is a passion for the restaurant owner Angela Doe and her husband David.

“It was an easy choice.” Doe said. “It’s wonderful that we can bring attention to a cause that is very much needed in our community and needs more support.”

The couple has held a benefit party for Pet Savers for the past five years. “Tickets sold out the day before,” Doe said. “It was absolutely amazing to have everyone come out and support Herby K’s 80th anniversary and pet rescue in our community.”

Locals look forward to the now annual fundraising event and enjoy bringing the family and pets out for an afternoon of great food and live music. (see below for event photo album.)

“It’s a celebration for them [Herby K’s] and a celebration for us,” said Linda Shemwell, founder/director of operations of Pet Savers. “We are truly grateful for Herby K’s and their generosity helping us continue our mission with such a successful event.”

Pet Savers was the first no kill shelter in our area and remains the largest. “We’re careful with our funds and always debt free. However, it is costly to keep at least 75 dogs and 25 cats in a shelter.” Shemwell said.

Angela Doe and her husband David vow to continue their support of local organizations working to ensure no-kill shelters succeed in their mission. “It is our ultimate goal to do whatever it takes to make our city and this area a no-kill solution.” Doe said.

If you would like to host an event to support Pet Savers or find a way to show your support visit, www.petsavers.org or call (318) 636-0400.

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