MERCER COUNTY, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – A local non-profit is hosting a fundraising event to benefit animal shelters in the valley.

All Paws Matter is getting ready for their large auction.

All Paws Matter is hosting a basket auction this afternoon here at the Mercer County Shrine Club in Hermitage.

Organizers say they have over 200 items including 3 specialty items. Those include a refrigerator, lottery board and a restaurant board FILLED with gift cards.

All the proceeds go right back to the community animal shelters.

The auction starts this afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. and there will also be a 50/50 raffle to win, a bake sale and merchandise to purchase.

All Paws Matter originally was going to host a spaghetti dinner but unfortunately had to cancel the dinner.

Either way, it is expected to be a great event.