Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome to Pens for Paws!

Pens for Paws is an online auction with writers, artists, and others from the publishing community to raise funds for Fat Kitty City, a no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary in El Dorado Hills that also rescues dogs (as foster homes allow). See the About Fat Kitty City page above for more information.

The auction will go live on May 7 and items will go up through the 13th. Bidding on each item will be in the comments and will be open for 3 days. Winning bidder's payment should be made within one week of notification of winning bid, through the Fat Kitty City PayPal button in our sidebar. If you'd like to donate funds rather than an item, our PayPal button in the sidebar works for that too.

In the meantime, we need your auction items! If you'd like to donate an item for auction but are not sure what's a good fit, consider these items:

*Books and swag: signed editions, advanced reader's copies, collections of print or ebooks, and swag like bookmarks, tote bags, etc.

*Artwork: prints or custom artwork, or a custom avatar or portrait for use on a website or blog, jewelry, crochet and knitwork

*Critiques for artists or writers, or editorial services

*Your item doesn't need to be cat- or pet-oriented; it's all good!

These are just some ideas from items that have appeared in other fundraising auctions--maybe you have your own ideas! Contact us through the form on the Donate Items for the Auction page above, or email us at PensforPawsAuction at yahoo dot com.

While we're waiting for the donations to come in, we'll be posting profiles of some of our Fat Kitty City residents, so you can get to know the kitties that the auction will benefit. Thank you!

Make sure to follow @PensforPaws for updates!


Angelica R. Jackson said...

This welcome post will show at the top until the auction begins, so make sure to scroll down on the main page for more recent posts!

Stacy said...

Is it too late to make a donation? I would like to donate a signed copy of my novel, "Shepherd's Moon" and a first edition copy of "Conquering the Food Chain" - as well as a basket of pet products. Please let me know how we can help get word out - meanwhile, I will get an article about the auction up on

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Bidding on items will close at 9PM EST (by Blogger's timestamp) two days later. Bid comments left after the close will not be counted.

You must include an email address and amount with EACH BID, like

so we can contact you to confirm you have the winning bid; if you do not claim your item within 24 hours, it will go to the next highest bidder.

It's okay to disguise your address from bots by using the format
example (at) fakeaddress (dot) com

You'll have one week to make your payment, but you must reply to our email or tweet to claim your item--PLEASE WAIT TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMING YOU HAD THE WINNING BID. Payment is to be made through the PayPal button in our sidebar.

Now that the business stuff is out of the way, we look forward to some frantic bidding to support the kitties!