Paws-itive Partners is hosting the Purr-fect pasta dinner on Friday, Oct. 26. Dinner will be served at the Masonic Temple at 1600 West B in North Platte beginning at 5 p.m.Four teams of celebrity chefs are preparing a variety of Italian entrees for the public’s palate delight, organizer Jo Mayber said.
Chefs from North Platte Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa, Eagle Radio and Paws-itive Partners, KNOP-TV and North Platte Police Department/North Platte Animal Shelter will vie for bragging rights as the best chef.
Competition will be stiff as diners determine the winners by vote. Along with the chefs’ pasta dishes a salad, bread sticks, beverages and dessert are included. Admission will be by free-will donation.
The Purr-fect pasta dinner is a fund raiser for “Crazy for Cats,” the name affectionately given to the project to build a Cat Room at North Platte Animal Shelter. Mayber said.
Presently, cats entering the shelter are housed in banks of stainless steel cages. The area can get loud with noise and activity and can upset the cats. Once built, the Cat Room will be in a quieter area, separated from other happenings at the shelter.
Cats will be in feline-friendly cages designed for a less stressful stay as they await adoption, Mayber said. Some cats and kittens will be allowed in a commons area to climb poles, sit on ledges and lay in sunshine as they interact with other well-socialized felines.
Mayber said the new Cat Room will be where the shelter’s main office is now. The office will move to another portion of the building and will be larger, more efficient and more conducive to serving the public.
The public is invited and encouraged to dine Oct. 26 at Purr-fect Pasta Dinner. For those who can’t be there but would like to support “Crazy for Cats” donations can be mailed to Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte.