“Fifty Shades of Fur” Furball 2020


The 16th Annual Fur Ball 

"Fifty shades of fur"

Online Auction Opens: Saturday, October 17 @ 12:00 p.m.

Live Stream Program: Saturday, November 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Online Auction Closes: Saturday, November 7 @ 9:00 p.m.

Year after year, supporters of Pet Helpers look forward to the tradition of dinner and dancing, writing in their bids at the silent auction, and raising their paddle while Tom Crawford himself works his magic as the live auctioneer. But with COVID-19 still a concern, Pet Helpers has decided to move forward in full force, and is using modern technology to raise much-needed funds.

The Pet Helpers’ 16th Annual Fur Ball, “Fifty Shades of Fur,” is pivoting to an online auction and virtual program to continue the shelter’s most anticipated event of the year. The online auction will open for bidders on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and culminate in a live streamed program with bidding closing on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. The auction will be available through Handbid, an online auction technology that boasts user personalization and easy-to-use bidding, and is a first-ever for Pet Helpers. The live streamed program will be showcased directly on the auction website, making it easy for supporters to access the action in one place.

We have an exciting array of auction and for sale items, plus you can purchase 50/50 raffle tickets for a chance to win up to $10,000*–all while helping support the mission of Pet Helpers, and our deserving cats and dogs who are waiting for their forever homes! 

Register to bid and buy today, and don’t forget to join us for our live stream program, with host Tom Crawford, on Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. With inspiring animal stories, entertainment, and our 50/50 prize drawing, this is the virtual event you don’t want to miss! 

Sponsorship & advertising opportunities available! For questions or for more information, please email Natassia Donohue at Ndonohue@pethelpers.org

*Final prize amount dependent upon number of tickets sold

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Auction Sponsor



Bronze Sponsor

Carol Linville

Friend of Pet Helpers Sponsor


IDEXX Laboratories

Additional Sponsors 

Charleston County Parks & Recreation 

Merck Animal Health

MWI Animal Health

PetVet, L.L.C.

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