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Tickets on sale now for ARC fundraiser

By Staff | Nov 18, 2014

Tickets are going quickly for the 20th annual Animal Refuge Center Petco Starlight Auction on Nov. 29 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa at 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive in Fort Myers.

Admission to the silent auction is $75 per person and includes complimentary cocktail, dinner, dessert and coffee. The event, hosted by NBC2 anchor Krista Fogelsong, begins at 6 p.m.

The Starlight Auction is ARC’s signature gala event in support of homeless animals. The non-profit Animal Refuge Center at 18011 Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers provides interim shelter and medical care to homeless and injured animals, helps them find responsible owners and promotes public awareness of the needs of animals.

The “amazing assortment” of Starlight Auction items, including resort packages and symphony tickets, fine jewelry, sports equipment, original art, and even a trip to the Heritage Safari Lodge in Zululand, South Africa, make excellent holiday gifts and support the mission of ARC.

ARC President, Tracey Hendershott, explains: “The proceeds of the auction enable us to care for the over 400 pets we have at ARC all the time and also enables us to take in severely injured and abused animals and those with health issues that other shelters won’t take and to give them health care, rehabilitate them and place them in good homes. The Starlight Auction also allows us to rescue dogs and cats from kill shelters. We partner with other shelters to take animals whose time is up and find homes for them.”

If you are interested in learning more about ARC, visit animalrefugecenter.com. If you wish to become a Starlight Auction sponsor, or to donate an auction item, please go to the Starlight Auction sponsor page.

You may buy Starlight Auction tickets online or by calling 239-841-0810. You may also email bettyhughes@comcast.net for tickets.