People shop for different reasons. Some shop out of necessity, some enjoy the thrill of the buy, and others go in search of quality items that can last a lifetime. Once a year, Lowcountry residents get a special opportunity to shop for a different reason; to save lives! Palmetto Animal League’s 14th Annual Bid for PAL Online Auction will take place Thursday, September 7 at 8am through Sunday, September 10 at 8pm, offering a wide variety of items to satisfy any shopper.
“PAL is fortunate to be part of a community that cares about homeless pets and believes their lives are worth saving,” says PAL Development Coordinator Stephanie Bashaw. “From locally owned shops to large companies, a wide range of animal loving businesses donate products and services to our auction, making it an online shopping experience like no other.”
Participants look forward to browsing through PAL’s online catalog filled with some of the most sought-after items Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Beaufort have to offer!
“While people love to shop the great items in our auction, I think they really value the emotional component to this virtual event,” explains PAL President Amy Campanini. “PAL rescues animals from shelters that euthanize for space. We are a safety net for the most vulnerable animals in our community, and people know that when they bid on an item, they are having a hand in one of our rescues.”
PAL’s auction, which is powered by the love and support of so many, includes golf rounds at renowned clubs, restaurant certificates, relaxing getaways, clothing, jewelry, home décor, and more. It’s an exciting, virtual marketplace that provides medical treatment, dedicated care, and a fresh new start to pets the rest of the world has forgotten.
“PAL’s cozy, upbeat, no kill adoption center in Okatie is home to some 200 cats and dogs,” says Campanini.
“For me, there is something remarkable about being in the presence of that much unconditional love all under one roof.”
Every contribution, no matter the size, can rescue a pet for which PAL is their only hope. When people browse and bid on the amazing items offered in the Bid for PAL Online Auction, they have a hand in saving a life before it’s too late.
“PAL is a grassroots rescue organization that receives no government funding,” explains Campanini. “Our compassionate approach to animal rescue is fueled by caring individuals and businesses that want to be a part of the miracles that take place at PAL.”
PAL’s auction also offers an option to bid on essential equipment for the PAL Adoption Center or sponsor a special needs pet, a hospice pet, or a freedom flight that saves dozens of animals.
New items are being added to their online catalog every day, so PAL encourages everyone to start browsing now.
“For those who enjoy the thrill of the buy, this auction is a fun, competitive experience that’s all for the animals,” says Bashaw. “Many people say they have fun bidding against others, not only hoping to win their favorite items but more importantly, to help save an animal’s life.”
The Bid for PAL Online Auction goes live on September 7 at PALauction.org. PAL encourages everyone to join in the excitement of the auction and let their heart do the bidding.