Auction will be held April 20-23 to help rescue homeless pets
Save the date, because next week Palmetto Animal League goes live with its annual ‘Bid for PAL’ Online Auction to benefit homeless pets. PAL’s auction is a long-standing tradition – and the non-profit animal rescue’s largest fundraiser – saving the lives of hundreds of abandoned, abused and neglected pets each year.
The auction, which takes place April 20-23 at www.PALauction.org, features hundreds of items up for bid, donated by many of the Lowcountry’s most popular businesses. In addition to the always popular items such as golf packages, restaurant certificates, spa treatments, fine wine, and home services, the 9th Annual Bid for PAL Online Auction is also offering exotic travel adventures, Chevrolet vehicles, Duffy boats, inground pools, and much more.
“We have all sorts of fabulous items that everyone will enjoy,” says auction co-chair Mary Lynn Peacher. “You can browse and bid from the comfort of your home, so put on your fuzzy slippers (or flip-flops) and help PAL save animals’ lives!”
The Bid for PAL online auction starts Friday, April 20 at 8 a.m. and continues through Monday, April 23 at 10 p.m. Community members are encouraged to pre-register now and be among the first to browse the catalog filled with highly sought-after items from Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and beyond. The more folks spend, the more animals are saved, as all proceeds go directly to PAL’s no kill adoption center in Okatie, which runs solely on heart, hard work and community support.
“From the litter of newborn puppies forced to begin life outside in the bitter cold to the blind kitten found stumbling around an auto shop terrified and alone – PAL represents hope,” explains the non-profit’s President Amy Campanini. “When you Bid for PAL, you are helping us rescue animals from dire situations.”
PAL’s Adoption Center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park, is a cheery, welcoming facility that provides a home-like environment for more than 200 dogs and cats while they wait to be adopted. Located at the same facility, PAL’s Community Clinic offers wellness exams, vaccines, spay/neuter and other vital services at affordable prices.
Supporters — both the businesses that donate items to the Bid for PAL Online Auction and those who bid on them — allow PAL to save the lives of pets that have no other hope. For many animals, PAL is their last chance at life.
“These are lives worth saving,” said Campanini. “Everyone can shop to save homeless pets at www.PALauction.org when the Bid for PAL Online Auction goes live on April 20, and as we say at PAL, ‘let your heart do the bidding.’”