Thursday, October 13, 2011

Success! Auction for Scooby North America Raises $3,800

"Galgo Cara"
Beautiful photo taken by Petra Postma of her sweet Galgo from Scooby Medina del Campo

One of the most popular items sold in the Scooby NA Auction

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Scooby North America auction, which ran from 10/3-10/10/11. 
Hooray! We raised $3,800.00 :-)
Thank you for your support!
The funds raised from this auction will be used to support Scooby Medina del Campo in Spain. As mentioned in my previous blog postings, Scooby faces extremely challenging times. In the past few months, the situation at Scooby has become absolutely desperate. The shelter is completely full with 500 dogs, and adoptions have decreased significantly due to the global economic crisis. Scooby needs urgent support to continue to take care of the animals until finding them homes. Another eminent matter is that many galgos will appear at Scooby's doorstep once hunting season begins and ends.  We'd like to make certain that we can accommodate them as they arrive, or are left at the gates of the sanctuary.

We had hoped to raise enough money from the auction so that we could help with operating costs and for building a much-needed puppy house. We are very thankful that the auction was a great success, and that the funds will be put to good use for urgent needs. 

Behind the Scenes of the Auction
I had the pleasure of helping Diane Ward, who leads Scooby North America, with this auction. She is amazing! She organized the entire auction, rounded up all of the donated items, indexed and took photos of every item, is taking care of the invoicing and shipping. Whew!  She found a very good site, Auctions a la Carte for hosting the auction. I helped by grouping and posting the items, and monitoring and answering questions during the auction period. It was fun and interesting! Couldn't resist but to buy a few items myself. ;-) Most of all, it was rewarding to be doing something that helps Scooby and the wonderful galgos.

Thank You's
BIG shout outs to:
  • Diane Ward: Auction organizer, from beginning to end
  • Donors: Beautiful items that were very popular with the auction bidders
  • Bidders and Buyers: For participating in the auction and purchasing items
  • Auctions a la carte: For doing such a great job hosting the auction and helping with support questions
  • Scooby and the global support team: For everything that you do for the galgos and other animals
Bless and her fellow galgos and galgas thank you from the bottom of their sweet hearts!

Hasta Luego! Thank you for reading my blog.

This is Bless at Scooby in May 2011

This is Bless in Her Home in CA, August 2011

Bless sends her blessings!

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