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The Maryland SPCA’s 10th annual online auction, Shop-a-Paw-Looza, opens at noon on Friday, October 3 and closes at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The proceeds from the auction, one of the MD SPCA’s largest fundraisers, help the organization care for and find homes for more than 3,000 pets each year.
“Last year, through the generosity of people who donated items and people who graciously placed bids, the auction raised $44,000 for the Maryland SPCA,” said Tami Gosheff, MD SPCA special events and outreach manager. “It’s hard to believe that this year will be our tenth auction. 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 the community.” Since its inception in 2005, nearly $400,000 has been raised to provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless pets in the community. With more than 400 items expected to bid on, Shop-a-Paw-Looza will offer a variety of auction items with varied price values including a Ravens weekend package consisting of two passes to a Ravens practice at their training facility on November 8, dinner for two at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, an overnight stay for two at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore (parking and breakfast included), and two pre-game field passes and two tickets for the Ravens vs. Titans game on November 9.
Other popular auction items include gift certificates, tickets to sporting and theatre events, sports memorabilia, travel packages, art work and pet items. “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 28,” 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/shop2014.
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 3,000 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.
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