The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) invites animal lovers and diners alike to join them on Tuesday, April 19 at Knoxville’s best spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks to benefit homeless animals in the community.  When diners eat at one of over 20 participating restaurants, 15% of their meal purchase will go directly to HSTV and the organization’s efforts to care for animals in need. The day of charitable dining, Paws on the Table, is a new event for HSTV and community restaurants.

“This is our first year for Paws on the Table and we have already seen a wonderful show of comradery among Knoxville businesses as they have joined to support HSTV’s vision of a no-kill Tennessee by 2025,” says Katie Crossen of HSTV.

Many of the participating restaurants have dog friendly patios for those who wish to enjoy a meal with Fido. For a list of participating restaurants, diners can visit HSTV’s events page at