Manayunk’s Old Eagle Tavern owners host doughnut and brew fundraiser for animals

It takes heart to put your money where your mouth is, but a fundraiser this tasty makes it so much easier.

Down at the Devil’s Den, in South Philadelphia, a doughnuts and local beer pairing on Tuesday raised money for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).  Devil’s Den owners Erin and Scott Wallace also operate the Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk. 

Patrons received three doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and a flight of three beers, all for $10. PAWS received $4 of every sale.

Autumn was the theme which included an Original Glazed doughnut along with a Cinnamon Bun and Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnut. To complement these gooey, sugary snacks; the beers were of a spicy complexity that included Yard’s Thomas Jefferson Ale, Weyerbacher Verboten and Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Joe Porter.

This is not the first time that the Wallaces have raised money for PAWS. A PAWS fundraiser was held at the Old Eagle and Devil’s Den when Scott’s White German Shepherd, Loki, passed away. Loki was well-liked by patrons for his friendly, easy going manner.

PAWS is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. The organization is Philadelphia’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year.

At the Devil’s Den, a steady trickle of locals and even two beer sales representatives dove into this deal albeit begrudgingly. The beer reps had recently went on a diet and the sight of the calorie-killing doughnuts was enough to induce the mouth to water.

“But I only wanted to donate to the cause,” said the one rep. “That’s ok, we’ll share it,” said the other.

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