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Lakeland, FL— SPCA Florida will host its much anticipated 28th Annual Auction for Animals on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 via YouTube,

Because of COVID’s negative effect on our community, SPCA Florida has decided to drop the $20 virtual participation fee and make STAR PAWS FREE to everyone. The festive affair will include over 600 Silent Auction items, 9 enticing Live Auction items, surprise celebrity visits, lifesaving hero’s, and a Raffle Prize of $5,000.

This year SPCA Florida’s unique Raffle Prize is $5,000 cash! Tickets are one for $50 or three for $100 and can be purchased by calling 863.577.4600 or visiting

“This is one Saturday Night Event you will not want to miss,” stated Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, SPCA Florida. “We’ve packed 60 minutes with fun surprises, heartwarming stories, and a preview of Polk Counties progress to save lives. If you love animals, you’ll want to join us, said Thayer.    

The auction is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, Anne Watkins, The Carol and Barney Barnett Family within the GiveWell Community Foundation, and many other generous supporters.   

SPCA Florida’s goal is to raise over $300,000 to care for the more than ten thousand homeless dogs and cats in our community. To learn more and to receive complimentary event tickets or purchase raffle tickets visit

Many thanks for supporting our mission of No-Kill Polk County 2025. We look forward to seeing you at STAR PAWS, THE SPAYED GENERATION!

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland, serving all of Polk County and the surrounding communities. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 4,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year.

Simplistically, every $100 donated to SPCA Florida, or essentially the cost of an average adoption, equates to $3,000 worth of positive economic impact throughout Polk County, Central Florida, and the state. 

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