Austin Pets Alive (APA), our chosen charity for our recent auction, is helping the shelter pets who would otherwise be destroyed by shelters unwilling or unable to transport them to safety from Hurricane Harvey.
What Makes Us Think We Can Help?
If you are not familiar with the fundraising work Dash Kitten has done previously, we have participated, and run Twitter parties to fundraise for rescues and colleagues in need. Regular readers will also remember our auction for Bootsie, an abandoned cat in constant pain due to a severe ear infection. We helped one cat then. We aim to help more cats and dogs now.
Harvey Tells You Why ‘Auction for Austin Pets Alive’
Austin Pets Alive is transporting hundreds of ‘at risk’ cats and dogs to safety and, with the help of dozens of fosters in the Austin area, keeping them safe. All of this is costing money, in spite of a lot of hard-working volunteers.
- If you are on Facebook you can meet Austin Pets Alive and their paw organisation Austin Pets Alive Cat Programme.
We have help with the Auction too. Rochelle Epstein and her pup Layla are hosting the auction on their site. They are organised and experienced at hosting auctions, both for group and individually sold items. Items will be marked forAustin Pets Alive. Rochelle does NOT collect email addresses so you can bid safely on the Auction 4 Pet Supplies site.
We have also have co-hosts for our auction with a focus on the Facebook element Melissa and Mudpie from Melissa’s Mochas Mysteries and Meows. They are seasoned bloggers and will be a real asset for the week or so the auction runs.
Auction for Pets Alive The Nitty Gritty Details
- If you are on Facebook we have an event page where questions can be asked, and items posted for inclusion to the auction.
- Links to specific pages: Pet Charms, Bracelets and Necklaces (bottom), Soaps and Tea Cosies, Jewellery,
- The auction will run for approx. 7/10 days. Official Start 29th August.
- Auction items will be hosted by Rochelle and Layla. Links will be shared on Twitter, FB and Google+ The images here are all auction links.
- THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR ITEMS AS THIS IS A RESCUE AUCTION. Thanks to Rochelle for this generous gesture.
- Items will be going up over the next 24 hours ready for bidding to start and clearly marked as Auction for Austin Pets Alive.
If you would prefer to donate direct to Austin Pets Alive head right here!