“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.

With an exciting array of auction items, and entertainment, this is the virtual event you won’t want to miss! 

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

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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