Dear Editor,

Palmetto Animal League’s 13th Annual Bid for PAL Online Auction was held August 4-7 with amazing results for homeless animals. We were able to raise some $10,000 more than last year, which is a true testament to our animal loving community. Thank you to all those who supported PAL’s most important fundraiser, which brings essential funds to our No Kill Adoption Center in Okatie. Each item sold in the auction now represents rescue and a new life for some of the most vulnerable and victimized animals among us. These are lives worth saving.

We are incredibly grateful for the generous donors, both individuals and businesses, who provided fantastic items for our auction. Thank you for the pure and selfless love you have for homeless pets. The entire community joined together providing donations, large and small, to create this fun, impactful fundraiser that provides life-saving resources for animals at risk of an uncertain fate. We would like to extend special thanks to our “Partner in Rescue” businesses that support PAL both during the auction and year-round, including John Kilmer Fine Interiors, Gifted Hilton Head, and No Bull Mattress & More. Our appreciation also goes out to our dedicated media partners: The Bluffton Sun/The Hilton Head Sun, Dick Broadcasting (Bob 106.9, G100, Rewind 107.9 and La Pantera 96.1), and other local media that helped publicize the event.

Sullivan “Sully” Evans

The Bid for PAL Online Auction, which helps PAL rescue hundreds of animals every year, would not have been possible without the commitment of PAL’s devoted volunteers who canvassed the community for auction items.Special thanks to Lowcountry Weekly for their commendable efforts to help us spread the word about PAL’s auction. We’d also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Lowcountry Weekly editor Margaret Evans for her lovely article about adopting a kitten named Sully and her social media posts celebrating the joys of pet adoption.

Anyone who wishes to support PAL’s compassionate, no kill animal rescue programs can adopt, foster, donate, or volunteer at

Most sincerely,

Stephanie Bashaw

Development Coordinator

Palmetto Animal League