TAVARES – Lake County Animal Services is hosting a livestock auction Saturday featuring primarily cattle - including a bull and a steer - plus a few horses. The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
“The money raised helps Animal Services offset the expenses we incur taking care of the animals including feed, vet care, medicines and vaccinations,” said Cyndi Nason, manager of the Lake County Animal Services Division. “In effect, residents are able to buy livestock at great prices while assisting Animal Services in helping to care for the animals in our shelter.”
Animals will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and must be removed from property before 4 p.m. Winning bidders must be able to transport their animals off-site. Payments are accepted in cash, money orders, certified check and credit cards. Animals are sold “as is.”
On Feb. 22, the shelter will host another auction, this time including multiple horses. All horses must have a negative Coggins test before they can be sold.
Lake County Animal Services also has future auctions planned for April 26, June 21 and Aug. 16.
To find out more about Lake County Animal Services, visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688, or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/adopt.