Nov. 27-Dec. 4 – Kibbles and Bids Online Auction for Paws for Life Rescue
Troy, Mich. – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than just people in our communities. The absence of in-person fundraising events for the majority of 2020 has forced charities of all kinds to get creative and find new ways to raise money. Virtual silent auctions have become the thing among animal welfare organizations.
“This will be our first time launching our annual auction online,” said Courtney Protz-Sanders, executive director of local nonprofit Paws for Life Rescue in Troy. “We host an in-person auction every December to raise funds for the coming year, but COVID-19 changed our plans for 2020. So, we are taking our fundraiser online, launching Black Friday, running through Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and ending Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.”
Paws for Life is not alone. Local animal welfare organizations, including All About Animals, DogAide and I Heart Dogs, have all hosted virtual auctions in the last few weeks.
“Participants seem to enjoy being able to leisurely shop and bid from home,” said Rachael Prenkert, the volunteer who organized DogAide’s recent virtual auction. “Taking it online also helps the charity save money on food and venue costs.”
The Kibbles & Bids virtual silent auction to benefit Paws for Life launches online at www.pawsforliferescue.org on Nov. 27 and includes a variety for everyone: travel excursions, jewelry, sports memorabilia, home and kitchen essentials, beauty products, dog and cat toy baskets, kids’ stuff and much, much more. Paws for Life will celebrate its 14-year anniversary, and more than 4,000 pets rescued, in 2021. The animal rescue is hoping, like most, that it will be able to resume in-person adoption and fundraising events, but in the meantime, it’s “online venues to the rescue.”
About Paws for Life Rescue
Founded in 2007, Paws for Life Rescue is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, nonprofit animal welfare organization run by a group of hardworking, dedicated volunteers. PFL’s mission is to partner with shelters to rescue, rehab and rehome abandoned companion animals and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. The organization’s vision is to live in a world where all companion animals are treated with respect and dignity. PFL has no paid staff and receives no government support. Every penny donated goes directly to the animals in its care.
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