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February 25, 2013

ARF auction to aid abandoned animals

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is encouraging the community to provide support to the organization’s mission in providing quality care and permanent homes for abandoned animals in the area during its upcoming 15th annual auction.

The charity event, titled “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs,” is slated at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Milledgeville Country Club featuring silent and live auctions, door prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

More than 200 silent auction items up for bid include gift certificates to area restaurants, salon services, oil changes, personal trainer sessions, pet sitting services, jewelry, kitchen items, cheesecakes, plants, free cat and dog vaccinations and various items from Hawaii, including unique artwork. The live auction will feature 23 items, including a propane gas grill, gas fire pit with lava rocks, low country boil, a three-day trip to St. Simons Island, free one-year pest control, diamond necklace and earrings, hardwood flooring, carpet cleaning services, 18 tons of sand, gravel or stone, LED traffic light, recliner, permanent makeup and a basket filled with animal care products.

“We literally have something for everyone — children, women, men, the yard and pets. If you cannot find something at this auction, you’re not looking hard enough,” said Bobbie Thompson, past president and treasurer of ARF. “We’ve got things that are very inexpensive up to high-priced items in the live auction.”

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night, as well as a raffle drawing for a chance to win an iPad 2. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or $20 for five, and participants do not have to be present to win.

Tickets to the auction are $40 per person and can be purchased at the door, or in advance from ARF, Animal Hospital of Milledgeville, Lakeside Veterinary Clinic and the Milledgeville Country Club.

“We do prefer people to purchase tickets in advance so we can make sure we have the right amount of food,” Thompson said.

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