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Arizona restaurant owners helping with animal rescue efforts

It looks as though animal rescue efforts are cooking up in Tucson, Arizona. According to the Arizona Daily Star, restaurant owners in the area are doing their best to raise awareness and funds for our four-legged friends in need.

"It's just something I'm passionate about," Papa John's restaurant owner Matt Quick told the news outlet."We're trying to get the word out and trying to get other restaurants to get involved."

Quick, who adopted his 9-year-old Australian Shepherd and a three-legged terrier mix from the Humane Society, turned the Grand Opening of his restaurant into a benefit for the nonprofit, and also donates 10 percent of his Wednesday sales to the charitable organization.

He's not alone in his fight to end animal homelessness in the city. Janos Wilder, who owns Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, recently hosted Cocktails for Canines at his establishment, which included a three-course dinner, wine, cocktails, all for $75.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, between five to six million dogs and cats enter shelters every year.
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