To the Editor:

Palmetto Animal League’s 11th Annual Bid for PAL Online Auction was held Aug. 6-9, raising critical funds to support PAL’s no-kill animal rescue programs. Traditionally held in April, PAL’s largest annual fundraiser had to be postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

Times are tough for many businesses and organizations, and this year’s auction was a special chance to highlight local businesses that, despite their own struggles, are still finding ways to help shelter pets. We are grateful for the community’s enthusiastic response to this fundraising event, especially with regards to the bidders and generous donors who provided more than 335 items for our auction.

We would like to extend special thanks to our Silver Paw Partners in Rescue: Gifted Hilton Head and John Kilmer Fine Interiors, as well as our Silver Paw Media Partners: The Bluffton Sun/The Hilton Head Sun and Dick Broadcasting Company (Bob 106.9, G100, Rewind 107.9 and FM 96.1 The Island). Our appreciation also goes out to our Business Paw Partners in Rescue: Belfair Wine & Spirits and The Eye Site of Bluffton, along with other local media who publicized the event.

This auction, which helps PAL rescue hundreds of animals every year, would not have been possible without the devoted volunteers who canvassed the community for auction items. Special thanks to The Bluffton Sun/The Hilton Head Sun for going above and beyond to help us spread the word about Bid for PAL.

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Stephanie Bashaw

Development Coordinator

Palmetto Animal League