If there’s one thing our Honda Seekonk team loves almost as much as cars, it’s animals, so we jumped at the chance to sponsor the Save a Pet Society with their recent auction at Hilltop Hotel in Seekonk, MA.
Save a Pet Society is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to take care of homeless animals at the Seekonk Animal Shelter, and eventually find them a loving, happy home. From March 25th through March 27th, Save a Pet Society held their 27th annual Seekonk Save a Pet Auction.
Several local celebrities helped out at the event as auctioneers, including Miss Massachusetts Collegiate America 2014 Julianna Fonseca, Miss Massachusetts US International Anne Ransom, Massachusetts State Representative Steve Howitt, and Channel 10’s Mark Searles and Dan Jaehnig. For the first time ever, two Save a Pet Society volunteers, Karen Karlsson and her husband David Rubio, also helped out as auctioneers and had a great time entertaining the audience.
Patricia Cloutier, President of Save a Pet, is thankful for the support: “Save a Pet is so fortunate to have such a loyal community, and every year they step up to the plate to support our cause. We’d especially like to send a big thank you to Scott Birtles of Honda of Seekonk for their generosity in donating the catering for all three nights of the event, as well as several bidding items.” Many local businesses also supported the auction.
The event was a huge success, raising approximately $21,000! “All the money we raised goes towards keeping the animals at the shelter safe, warm, and healthy while they’re waiting for a loving family to adopt them,” said Cloutier. “We are truly grateful to all the kind and generous donors, bidders, community folk, and everyone who helped make our 27th annual auction a huge success.”
We were very happy to sponsor this event, and we hope that you will join us in supporting Save a Pet. To find out how you can help, please visit http://www.seekonksaveapet.org/index.html.
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