By Lindsay Perry
An annual Lowcountry tradition is back!
Traditionally held in April, the Bid for PAL Online Auction, Palmetto Animal League’s largest annual fundraiser, had to be postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Now, PAL has good news for everyone who loves shopping almost as much as they do animals – Bid for PAL will start Thursday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. and run through Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.
“Our 2020 auction will be critically important in helping save as many lives as possible this year,” PAL President Amy Campanini said. “Bidding is fun, simple and life-saving, and by taking part, you are giving homeless pets the gift of life.”
While this year’s Bid for PAL Online Auction may be smaller in size, it certainly will not lack in excitement. Featuring fantastic items across all price points, there is something for everyone, including “animal sponsorships” available for those who may not want to shop but still want to help animals.
“Bid for PAL is a fun way to support animal rescue, with an online catalog that showcases some of the best products and services our area has to offer,” PAL Development Coordinator Stephanie Bashaw said. “Times are tough for many local businesses and organizations, and this year’s auction is a special chance to highlight local businesses that, despite their own struggles, are still finding ways to help shelter pets.”
Want to golf in Hilton Head, shop in Bluffton or dine in Beaufort? The Bid for PAL Online Auction allows folks to shop the Lowcountry without ever leaving their couch.
“Most items won can be shipped right to your door, so you never have to leave home,” Bashaw said.
The auction, which takes place at www.PALauction.org, benefits PAL’s no-kill adoption center in Okatie that rescues more than 1,000 abandoned, abused and neglected pets each year.
“PAL is a place of refuge for animals in immediate danger due to space restrictions at other shelters,” explains Campanini. “This auction will help us rescue more animals whose time is now up.”
PAL resident Shuri gets ready to shop during the Bid for PAL Auction this weekend. Submitted photo.