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Local fast-food chain raises nearly $2,000 for local animal shelters

Courtesy Raising Cane's Facebook Page

Courtesy Raising Cane's Facebook Page

OKLAHOMA CITY -A local fast-food chain generated a record amount of donations to go to local animal rescue shelters.

Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves has always been an animal lover.

In fact, he named his popular chain of chicken fingers restaurants after his beloved yellow Labrador, Cane.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and Second Chance Animal Sanctuary reaped the benefits of that relationship earlier this month when the local Raising Cane’s restaurants, including the Franchise Partners in Norman, presented the organizations’ leaders with checks totaling $1,880 representing the net proceeds of their annual Plush Puppy sales drive.

As in previous years, Raising Cane’s invited customers to purchase its stuffed Cane’s mascots during the holiday season, with all net proceeds donated to pet welfare organizations in each of its local communities.

A record total of $36,973 will be distributed nationwide this year.

“From the very beginning, Cane’s has made pet welfare one of our five focus areas of community support,” said Jared Dunn, general manager of the Oklahoma City location.  “We’re pleased to once again support the important work being done by these organizations, and we thank our local Caniacs for teaming up with us to make it all possible.”