The Homeless Cat Management Team is having an auction on Dakota’s Auction Page and everyone is invited to stop by and bid on over 100 items in an amazing array from practical to risqué to not even cat related. You’ll find handmade cat collars and cat health books and handmade cat jewelry and cat patterned cat beds and home made cat trees and collections of baseball cards and other books and purses and handmade cotton shopping bags and I Love Lucy collections and Pittsburgh sports memorabilia and gift certificates to restaurants and tanning and…some rather intimate items for intimate moments. Yes, really, in an auction to benefit spay and neuter for cats. Only the cats are being spayed and neutered, and apparently crazy cat ladies aren’t the only ones in the group, nor are they dowdy unsocialized middle-aged ladies who “can’t find a man”. In fact, we all know that people who care about cats also have many other interests and even do other things.
Several people made jewelry and other gift items just for this auction, and two rescuers made really deluxe cat tree/beds—a multi-level carpeted tree with sisal rope for scratching on some of the posts, and a three-level kitty bunk bed complete with ladder and “mattresses”!
All items were donated by cat rescuers and friends associated with the Homeless Cat Management Team. I added my crocheted pawprints and a few hand-printed t-shirts.
So if you’re shopping for gifts for yourself or a cat lover, housewares or decorations for your house, or things for special moments, don’t hesitate to browse the auction page and bid, knowing that your entire final amount will go to pay for spay, neuter or veterinary care for a rescued cat.
About the auction
The auction opened a day early on July 19 and will be open until July 27, 2013 and is only available on Facebook having an auction on Dakota’s Auction Page. So sorry to those of you who don’t have access to Facebook!
A minimum bid is stated with the item and shipping is listed separately. Bidding is made in the comments on the photo of the item; some photos in the auction are other views of an item and instruct you not to bid on that photo.
Payments must be made through PayPal or by money order if you don’t have a Paypal account. A few really cool things like the cat trees mentioned above are only available to the Pittsburgh area—sorry—so please check to be sure it’s something that can be shipped to you. Please read this note on Dakota’s Auction Page for more information about bidding, paying and shipping.
Thank you to everyone who donated! And thanks to everyone who’s been bidding!
About Dakota’s Auction Page
Chris Newbold started the auction page out of personal need to pay off his dog Dakota’s vet bills for her cancer treatment so he decided to “pay it forward” by setting up online auctions to help rescues and individuals. He sets it up, runs it, closes it out, contacts the winners, collects the money and then sends it to the receipient, even while working full time (and then some) and a house full of pets.
He verifies each auction request by checking vet info, vet reference, other references from web page/facebook page, previous adopters/fosters etc, 501c3 status if necessary. For individuals and rescues who are not a 501c3, payment is only made directly to the vet of choice (as most rescues/individuals have a vet bill to pay or will need to pay depending on the circumstance).
For more information and to see the auction items, visit Dakota’s Auction Page.
Browse some rescued cats and kittens!
Read more about the Petties in this post.
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