Restaurant donates to charity each Monday in April

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Take man’s best friend to Wild River Grille's outdoor patio for dinner every Monday during the month of April, and the restaurant will donate 10 percent from each entrée to the Shakespeare Animal Fund. Wild River Grille is along the Riverwalk District.

Many people think their dogs are by far the best dinner partners; they don’t need small talk, they don’t try to split the bill and they are the perfect listeners. To top it off, if their human spills a little, they will gladly clean up any mess.

Located along the scenic Truckee River at 17 S. Virginia, it's starting its annual Dinner with Your Dog event off with a bang. Guests are encouraged to take their favorite four-legged friends to dinner during the month of April and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Shakespeare Animal Fund, a local 501(c)(3) charity.

The Shakespeare Animal Fund is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to save the lives of as many pets as possible. They do this by paying emergency veterinary bills for the elderly, the disabled and any other person who is less fortunate and whose dogs or cats are suffering. There are thousands of local people who live alone, below the poverty line and whose main "family" is their pet. That's where the Shakespeare Animal Fund steps in.

Founded in January 2004 under the direction of the Community Foundation, this organization has raised more than $500,000 to help local animals. However, the need to help our furry companions continuously grows, as do the rise in calls and emails each month begging for help.