Published: Nov 10, 2013 9:11 AM EST
Updated: Nov 10, 2013 10:22 AM EST

North Fort Myers, Fla. -- Since 1988 the Animal Refuge Center (ARC) in North Fort Myers has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need. Generous donations are what keep the no-kill shelter alive.

You can help the animals and get an early start on holiday shopping by attending ARC's 19th Annual Starlight Auction. The event will be on November 30th at 6 pm at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa. Tickets are $75 and include dinner and auction admission. For tickets, call (239) 841-0810 or email

This amazing event wouldn't be possible without generous sponsors. The presenting sponsor for the dinner auction is Arthrex Inc. Gold sponsors for the event include Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa, Bonney Leckie of Century 21 Selling Paradise Realty, Chiquita Animal Hospital, Gulf Coast Coin & Jewelry Brokers, and Coral Veterinary Clinic. Silver sponsors include Bayshore Animal Hospital, Home-Tech, Betty & Rich Hughes, All American Printing and Signarama Fort Myers South.

If you can't make it to the auction but would like to support ARC's mission, 2014 calendars are now available for purchase! The cost is $10 each. Visit for more information.

All proceeds from the auction and calendar sales go to the Animal Refuge Center.

ARC is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday (except for major holidays) for adoptions, visits, tours, etc.
from noon until 4 PM.