TAVARES – Lake County Animal Services is hosting an auction at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 featuring a wide variety of animals ranging from a bunny to a horse. The event will be held at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up for auction:
• 10-15 year-old Tennessee Walker Gelding
• 1 ½ -year-old goat
• three roosters
• three chickens
• New Zealand bunny
“Auctions not only help offset the cost of caring for our many shelter animals, but are also a great way for public to purchase livestock at low prices,” said Brian Sheahan, director of Lake County’s Community Safety & Compliance Department. “In addition, events like our auctions and rabies clinics are an ideal opportunity to reach out to the community and bring attention to our adoptable cats and dogs.”
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.
Future Lake County Animal Services events include auctions on June 21 and Aug. 9, and rabies clinic and adoption events on 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.