Calling All Pet-Loving Twin Cities Restaurants

The folks at Paws Animal Rescue of Pierre, South Dakota, are responding to a surge in the number of homeless animals in their area, after flooding on the Missouri River this summer.

Paws is staging a silent auction in October to raise money for the animals in their care, and a Twin Cities getaway is one of the packages they’re offering. If you run a Twin Cities area restaurant and can help out with a gift certificate, please get in touch with Paws (, and let The Heavy Table know, too ( — we’ll offer you an ad credit equal in value to your donation.

A personal note: My wife Becca and I lost our beloved cat Briscoe this summer to a neurological disease. We adopted two charming black kittens from Paws and owe them a debt of gratitude for the work that they do.