TAVARES – Lake County Animal Services is hosting an animal auction at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 featuring three horses and one steer. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up for auction:
• One young adult black steer
• Quarter Horse, stallion, “Arian,”1-2 years old
• Paso Fino/Quarter Horse, gelding, “Juno,” 8 years old
• Paint Horse, sorrel/white, stallion, “Tucker,” 3-4 years old
“Conducting an auction helps Animal Services offset the often high costs associated with caring for these larger animals,” said Brian Sheahan, director of Lake County’s Community Safety & Compliance Department. “Our auctions are also a great way for the public to purchase livestock at low prices.”
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” but all horses must have a negative Coggins test. Minimum bids start at $100.
Future Lake County Animal Services events include auctions on June 14 and Aug 9, and rabies clinic and adoption events on May 17, July 19 and Sept. 20.
To find out more about Lake County Animal Services, or to donate funds to help with operations at the shelter, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/adopt, visit the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, or call 352-343-9688.