Humane Society holds several fundraiser sales and auctions
Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society Fundraiser Sales will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.
The shelter has had numerous items donated from national retailers for the purpose of raising funds for the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society during these times when fundraisers such as the Fur Ball and 5K walk cannot be held. Animals continue to come into the facility and funds are needed to properly care for the animals.
For Sale Fundraiser for The Bowling Green/Warren County Shelter Animals
- GRAB IT AUCTION
- LIVE BIDDING AUCTION
- PICTURE ALBUM AUCTION
- FOR SALE PICTURE ALBUM – Link to the “FOR SALE” picture album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2955520777878919&type=3
- SIDEWALK SALES
Pick up for items us from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday at 1951 River St., formally Old Louisville Road.
Look for the grey building OUTSIDE of the shelters fenced in area marked Davis/Mosby center. COVID safe curb side pickups are on the side of the right building. Look for the door marked “pick up here.”
The after auction pick up is always scheduled for fro, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
Bidders who can’t make it Friday or can’t find someone to pick up items for them should not participate in the auction.
Auction items not picked up by Friday at 6 p.m. will be available to sell to someone else in the next auction or listed in the “For Sale” picture album.
Cash is best. The shelter can accept credit cards, but when the shelter runs a card, the credit card company gets a portion of the sale and that means not all of that money goes to the shelter.
The shelter staff asks that buyers stay in their cars and drive to the right side of the building. The pick up area is located outside of the shelter’s fenced in area in the grey building marked “Davis/Mosby Center.”
HOW “GRAB IT” AUCTIONS WORK
During the FB LIVE when an item is held up and after you hear the info and price, comment specifically the items you want because there could be several items available on the table. Be specific if there are color or size options.
They go by a master screen to determine the first person to comment. There is a 15-second delay from what they say and what bidder’s hear. If your name is called, you were the first one on the master screen to comment.
Facebook allows everyone’s screen to show they commented first when it’s a close call, but by the time it gets to the shelter, it will show something different so bid as fast as you can so you will be more likely to get the items. The recording posted in this group is not the official screen. Whatever was said at the time of the auction is the official rule.
The master screen is projected on the wall so everyone behind the scenes can see what’s happening and keeps the win items organized. What they see is not recorded on the page therefore what is said in the auction is the official rule.
HOW LIVE AUCTION BIDDING WORK
Listen to the description, wait for the opening bidding number. If you are willing to pay that much, comment that number or the number you want to bid.
If you are bidding back and forth with someone, and decide you’re done bidding, let the auctioneer know by commenting: “I’m out” or something similar.
HOW PIC ALBUM AUCTIONS WORK
Picture album auctions will start as soon as the album is posted and usually run for 2-3 days. Each picture will have a description and a starting bid. There are usually around 12 items to bid on in a picture album auction.
Picture album auctions work very similar to silent auctions. You will comment your bid and check back often to make sure you are still the winning bidder.
Please bid in at least $1 increments.
When the auction is over the winning bidder will be tagged to remind you that you are the winner and give you pick up instructions.
HOW FOR SALE PIC ALBUMS WORK
The shelter is always adding great deals to its for sale picture album. You never know when something new will be added.
Here is a link to our “FOR SALE” picture album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2955520777878919&type=3
HOW SIDEWALK SALES WORK
Weather permitting, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays you will see shopping carts, tables, totes and clothing racks full deals on the sidewalk on the right side of the building. You are welcome to jump out of your car and look closer at the items or just point and say (for example) give me five Greenies and a shelter staffer or volunteer will hand them to you.
If you think you want to get out of your car and shop the sidewalk sale, you can park in a space behind the buildings so the shelter can keep two lanes clear for quick pickups.
Everyone is asked to wear a mask while shopping the sidewalk sale.