Janie, a resident at Palmetto Animal League’s no-kill adoption center, warms up the computer keyboard for the next person who wants to bid on any number of cool auction items in the annual Big for PAL Online Auction.

Have you heard? The 12th annual Bid for PAL Online Auction will take place Aug. 5-8 at PALauction.org.

Proceeds benefit Palmetto Animal League’s no-kill adoption center, rescuing pets like Janie, who has taken on a motherly role with the younger cats at PAL. She adores a comfy lap and can’t wait to find a home of her own.

“As we re-emerge from this pandemic, PAL’s online auction is a fun and impactful way for people to help animals and learn about local businesses that support animal rescue,” said PAL President Amy Campanini.

Anyone can bid on a variety of items and gift certificates from popular restaurants, shops and service providers. Each item in the auction represents life-saving support for PAL’s compassionate, no-kill rescue programs.   

“There is no greater joy in animal rescue than watching a gentle, faithful creature experience true compassion for the first time,” Campanini said. “You may not get to experience these rescues first-hand, but when you take part in our auction, you are giving a forgotten animal a name and the assurance of a new life.”

Bid for PAL showcases some of the most sought-after products and services our area has to offer. By getting the highest bid, folks can find themselves wine tasting in Hilton Head, golfing in Bluffton, dining in Beaufort, or shopping in Savannah.

“When people come to PAL following the auction to pick up the items they won, it’s touching to see them connect with the adoptable animals they are helping,” says PAL Development Coordinator Stephanie Bashaw.

From golf rounds at renowned clubs to restaurant certificates, travel getaways, clothing, jewelry, home decor and more, PAL’s online Auction has something for everyone.

“If you don’t want to shop for yourself but still want to help, you can bid on essential equipment for the PAL Adoption Center that will help animals for years to come,” said Bashaw. “We also offer animal sponsorships where you can sponsor a special needs pet, a hospice pet, or even a freedom flight saving dozens of animals at once.”    

Bid for PAL is a must-see virtual experience for those who love shopping almost as much as they love animals.

“Bidders get to see all the big-hearted Lowcountry businesses that continue to support animal rescue even while times are tough,” Bashaw said. “And folks can feel good about supporting these companies in the future.”

The Bid for PAL Online Auction goes live Aug. 5 at PALauction.org. Let your heart do the bidding because the more you spend, the more animals like Janie you save.

Lindsay Perry is the marketing coordinator for Palmetto Animal League. PalmettoAnimalLeague.org