The Maryland SPCA’s 11th annual online auction, Shop-a-Paw-Looza, opened last Friday and closes at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27. The proceeds from the auction, one of the MD SPCA’s largest fundraisers, help care for and find homes for more than 3,500 pets each year.
“Last year, through the generosity of people who donated items and people who graciously placed bids, the auction raised close to $40,000,” said Tami Gosheff, MD SPCA special events and outreach manager. “With the community’s support, we know we can raise more money this year and continue our mission of improving the lives of pets and people in our community.”
Since its inception in 2005, almost $450,000 has been raised to provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless pets in the community.
With hundreds of items expected to bid on, Shop-a-Paw-Looza will offer a variety of auction items with varied price values including pet items, gift certificates to area restaurants, tickets to sporting and theatre events, travel packages, art, jewelry and more.
“Because this is a virtual event, people can view the items online and place their bids for their favorite items from basically anywhere and anytime through October 27,” said Gosheff.
The MD SPCA is still in need of auction items and will continue to accept donation items while the auction is in progress.
To view auction items and to place a bid, visit www.mdspca.org/shop2015. For more information or to contribute an item to the auction, please contact Tami Gosheff at [email protected] or call 410.235.8826 ext. 138.
About the Maryland SPCA
The Maryland SPCA is an independent nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of pets and people in Maryland. The MD SPCA receives no operating support from the government or other animal welfare groups including the ASPCA. The MD SPCA’s adoption center adopts out more than 3,500 needy and unwanted pets each year, and provides approximately 9,000 spaying/neutering procedures yearly to reduce pet overpopulation and suffering. The MD SPCA also offers pet behavior counseling and training courses to help keep pets in their homes. For more information about the Maryland SPCA, visit www.mdspca.org or call 410‐235‐8826.