Rescue Journal

More silent auction stuff

Nicole  ·  Mar. 30, 2008

Me again, prepare youselves for these, because you'll be getting auction updates every week or so until the auction - Only 7 weeks away. Tickets will go on sale in the second week of April.
So we have put up a list of some of the items we have donated so far for the silent auction here.

So as Carol has mentioned before, this year's vet bills are at an all-time high - $10 grand for the first 3 months. Saints is responsible for the veterinary care of 91 animals.
Carol, you may have just fallen off your chair at that number, yes, 91.
23 dogs, 25 cats,13 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 6 chickens, 2 roosters, 3 sheep, 2 goats, 2 cows, 3 horses, 1 llama, 2 pigs, plus the 10 animals that are in foster care.
Carol, have you gotten back on your chair? - to make you feel better, put it like this.
91 animals =$10,000 in 3 months in vet care = $1.22/day/animal in vet care.
Sounds better huh? We should do a commercial - for just the price of one cup of coffee a day you could sponsor a one-eyed Pug or how 'bout a cancer-ridden miracle dog (named Dexter) or Mr. "I can't be neutered, may I hump your leg?" (that's Jed, for those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting him, see previous photos of Zoe meeting him).
hmmm, that has me thinking - i'm going to make a saints commercial, although i think many people would choose a cup of coffee over some of the crazy's like Phoebe or Clyde. Tammy do you think if we made Phebers a tripod someone would sponsor her?

The fundraiser is needed to raise funds to help cover the vet bills - ones like:
Pugsy's ulcerated/perforated eye removal
Raymond's anal gland and angiosarcoma (cancer) removal
Jed's antibiotics for his many infections
The antibiotics the Americats are often on
Endora's latest UTI
Assurance that's Nola's masses are indeed benign (yay!)
Crazy Clyde's antiseizure meds
Peepee pants: Darla and Carley's urinalysis'
Spritely's very expensive quadrisol
and for Millie's kitty mastectomy and spay that is happening this Tuesday (please think good thoughts for her)

So we are needing to raise more money that ever this year, which means we need some great auction items to get some great bids.
We are on our way this the wonderful items already donated, but we are still looking for donated items for the silent auction. Suggested items are gift baskets, art work, wine, electronics, tickets to a show or theatre event, gift certificates (Restaurants, Starbucks, etc). Items should be new, or antique - no used items, please. If you provide an original retail receipt, a charitable tax receipt can be issued. A donor/donor organization’s name will appear in advertising for the event aswell as auction materials at the event. To donate an item or for further info on the evening, please contact Nicole at 604-862-9738 or Zoe at 604-729-8627 or you may email

If you have collected any items for the fundraiser please email us at as soon as you have them confirmed.


Nicole & Zoe



i think it is actually 90 animals... you missed one duck and you counted the roosters twice cuz we only have 4 hens and 2 roosters)...but there is a couple of new incoming yet so is 90 something. yikes. 90 something old and sick animals (plus phebers, our token psych case) no wonder i can't sleep tonight!


Good luck Millie on your upcoming surgery. Please keep us updated on how she's doing.
As for Phoebe, no need to make her a tripod, I'll get her whatever she needs.