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Second Chance to Host Dinner Auction on March 23 to Benefit Shelter Pets in Need

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services is calling on all animal lovers to place their bids in its 25th annual Dinner Auction. The event, dedicated to the welfare of homeless shelter pets, will be held at the La Salle Reception Center in Southbridge on Saturday, March 23. Advance online bidding for select items begins this week.

Chief Development Officer Lindsay Doray expressed gratitude for the support received from local businesses and animal lovers, noting the array of auction items available, including lavish gift baskets, Red Sox State Street Pavilion tickets, and a Yukon Solo Stove bundle.

Advance online bidding is open to everyone for select items and gift cards from Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. to Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Those attending the event will have the opportunity to bid on an array of additional items, as well as surpassing online offers to support shelter pets in need.

With a limited number of tickets remaining, Doray urges prospective attendees to secure their reservations promptly. Doors open at 4 p.m., offering a cocktail hour amidst hundreds of auction and raffle items. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction featuring premium items, concluding with the silent auction. Tickets cost $55 per person.

Second Chance is still accepting sponsorships and item donations to elevate the success of the dinner auction. For sponsorship inquiries, item donations, or to purchase tickets for the Dinner Auction, visit www.secondchanceanimals.org/dinner-auction.