Save the date, because in just a few weeks, Palmetto Animal League goes live with its ninth annual Bid for PAL online auction to benefit homeless pets.
PAL's auction has become a tradition in the community and the nonprofit 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 PALauction.org, features hundreds of fantastic 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 auction is also offering exotic travel adventures, Chevrolet vehicles, Duffy boats, inground pools and much more.
"This year's auction builds upon the terrific success of the last eight years by offering something brand new," said auction co-chair Nina Bean. "We have expanded our auction to include a category of exceptional, never-before-featured items to build excitement and generate funds to rescue more animals than ever before."
The Bid for PAL auction goes live April 20 at 8 a.m. and continues through April 23 at 10 p.m. Community members are encouraged to 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.
"Every penny helps rescue animals when they need it most," said PAL president Amy Campanini. "When you Bid for PAL, you are making sure two-week-old orphan kittens get fostered and bottle fed. You are promising fearful dogs the one-on-one attention they need to mend past hurts. You are making a difference!"
PAL's Adoption Center, located in Riverwalk Business Park, is a cheery, cozy and 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.
For many animals, PAL is their last chance at life. These are "Lives Worth Saving."
Register now at PALauction.org and start shopping. The start bidding when the auction goes live April 20. As we say at PAL, "Let your heart do the bidding."
Lindsay Perry is the marketing coordinator for Palmetto Animal League.