KodiakCare, a nonprofit that saves dogs by funding essential veterinary care for financially strapped families, today announced its second annual online Bidding for Barks auction.
The auction will run from Monday September 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. to Sunday September 26, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. and will include over 100 items at various prices.
Auction items include gift cards to local restaurants and retailers; travel and tourist packages; tickets to live shows; collectibles for movie, music and sports fans; personalized pet portraits; a raffle for an iPhone 12 Pro, and much more.
All proceeds from Bidding for Barks will be used to fund otherwise unaffordable vital care for dogs in need. KodiakCare’s inaugural auction in 2020 raised more than $ 18,000 in donations. This year, the association hopes to collect even more.
“Last year’s inaugural auction was a huge success and the real winners were dogs and families in need. With the money raised at the event, KodiakCare was able to help dogs like Dutch, a miniature poodle that was hit by a van. Thanks to funding from KodiakCare Dutch received the emergency surgery he needed, “said Margaret Shapiro, executive director of KodiakCare.” We hope to raise over $ 20,000 with the fantastic items offered in this year’s auction. KodiakCare is ready to be there for more puppies and loving owners in times of crisis. “
KodiakCare is a non-profit organization founded by Glenn and Nancy Shapiro in honor of their dog, Kodiak – a gentle Bernese Mountain dog with giant paws and an even bigger heart. Kodiak has experienced multiple medical issues over the years, but the Shapiro family have been fortunate enough to have the funds to extend his life for many years to come. Understanding that not everyone is financially able to take care of their dogs in the same way, they founded KodiakCare to come to the rescue.
KodiakCare’s dream is to prevent finances from determining the fate of a dog. Sixty million American homes have at least one dog; of these, 35 million have less than $ 1,000 for unplanned veterinary care. As a result, approximately 500,000 dogs are euthanized each year. KodiakCare is partnering with veterinary hospitals in the Greater Boston and Chicago areas to provide funds for life-saving veterinary care for dogs whose families are financially strapped.