Public art auction held online now, live on Nov. 3
ELKHORN Lakeland Animal Shelter is holding its public art auction, “They Don’t Need a Castle” in November. You can place a bid online now or wait to see which pieces will be auctioned at the shelter’s fourth annual Sip & Purr Wine Tasting event held Nov. 3.
Proceeds benefit the shelter so they can continue to provide animal control for all of Walworth County. Lakeland Animal Shelter takes pride in the rehabilitation of animals coming to the shelter. The ultimate goal is to provide a loving home and a happy life for every animal brought to the shelter.
“Every animal has a chance, and we accept all stray animals from Walworth County and most surrendered animals from Walworth County as well,” said Executive Director Kristen Perry.
More than 70 percent of the shelter’s funding comes from the support of programs, services, private donors and events such as these events.
By attending the event and participating in the auction, donors help Lakeland Animal Shelter in providing care, food and shelter for the more than 2,500 homeless animals taken in each year. Bids also can be made online up until the Sip & Purr Wine Tasting.
Starting bids and guaranteed bids vary by piece.
Because of the large number of cats now available, the shelter also is holding a Feline Friends Fall Adoption event beginning Nov. 1. More than 300 felines are being cared for by the shelter.
For the rest of the year, the shelter will have a name-your-own adoption fee for cats that are over 2 years old.
Even if you can’t adopt an animal in need, there are ways you can help. The shelter needs volunteers, foster homes and donations of canned cat food, kitten and cat food, clay cat litter and fleece blankets.
If you go
-- What: Sip and Purr Wine Tasting and public art auction of “They Don’t Need a Castle” artist-designed fiberglass cats and dogs
-- When: Saturday, Nov. 3
-- Where: Evergreen Country Club, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn
-- Online auction:
-- Contact: Lakeland Animal Shelter, Elkhorn. (262) 723-1000