Author Topic: The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Auction is ON!  (Read 230 times)

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Come join in the fun- and help a rescue- or 13! Bidding in The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Day Auction has begun and ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, April 9! This is our big spring fundraiser to help the rescues that take in rats- please consider helping the rescues by donating and/or sharing this event!
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is included in ALL items, so consider this when bidding. Thank you to the generous donors for doing this. PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF WHERE AN ITEM SHIPS TO WHEN YOU ARE BIDDING! If a rescue is covering the shipping cost, we are including a "suggested shipping donation" so that you can help the rescue even more, if you so choose. We have 13 rescues participating in this event. Items were donated to each rescue and winning bids will be sent directly to the rescue benefitting from each item. Money from this event DOES NOT go to The Travelin' Rat. Participating rescues and their websites are listed at the end of this description. Please be sure to check each rescue's website, IRS.gov, or Guidestar for tax deductibility status if donating. The auction will be held from Friday, March 31, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
Thank you to all of our very generous donors!  This event would not be possible without you.
Thank you to all who bid and share, as you are the ones who make this a successful event!
Participating rescues are as follows:
Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
http\://ctrr.lutrinae.net/index2.html
Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
http\://www.facebook.com/CharmingRatRescue
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
http\://crittercamp.weebly.com/
Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary (EARPS, Inc.), Brownsburg, IN
http\://earps.org/EARPS,_Inc/
For The Love Of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
http\://ftlorr.wixsite.com/fortheloveofrats
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
http\://www.mainelyratrescue.org/
MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN
http\://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/
North Star Rescue, Pacifica, CA
http\://www.northstarrescue.org/
Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
http\://www.phillyratrescue.com/
Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
http\://www.rattieratz.com/
Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
http\://www.rescuedratadoptions.com/
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA
http\://www.saintnicholasmouserescue.com/
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
http\://www.starsratrescue.com/

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Re: The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Auction is ON!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 06:01:51 PM »
We've been at this ALL day and still have more to add, but there is a lot of stuff posted already! Will get it all done asap!

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Re: The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Auction is ON!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 08:11:42 PM »
It took a lot longer to upload all the amazing donations than anticipated! Facebook does misplace some of the pictures and I have gotten new donations that I couldn't get to today, but most of the stuff is up and organized. If you are trying to support a specific rescue, you can go to their section and see what was donated to them, which should be quicker than waiting for the whole album to load. With almost 600 pictures in the auction album, people seem to be having trouble opening it. We'll have to figure out what to do next time- and see if there's something to do for right now.

Thanks to all the amazing donors- there have already been some heated bidding wars and the auction doesn't even end until NEXT Sunday night, 11:59 pm EST on April 9!

Come join in the fun and help some rescues out. :) You can click the link for the whole album, or you can click the link to get to a specific rescue's logo then scroll right to see their items. Happy bidding!

FULL ALBUM:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1464534866923898

Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464554213588630/?type=3&theater

Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464554680255250/?type=3&theater

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464551396922245/?type=3&theater

Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary (EARPS, Inc.), Brownsburg, IN
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464554333588618/?type=3&theater

For The Love Of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464557960254922/?type=3&theater

Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464558096921575/?type=3&theater

MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464558020254916/?type=3&theater

North Star Rescue, Pacifica, CA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464558193588232/?type=3&theater

Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464561206921264/?type=3&theater

Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464566350254083/?type=3&theater

Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464561430254575/?type=3&theater

Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464561806921204/?type=3&theater

Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelinRat/photos/a.1464534866923898.1073741858.105551999488865/1464562580254460/?type=3&theater

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Re: The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Auction is ON!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 08:24:49 PM »
Going into the final stretch! Bidding ends at 11:59pm ET THIS Sunday, April 9, 2017! Lots of really awesome items, many but not all are rat-related. Come help a rescue- or 13- by bidding and/or sharing! Thank you! <3

Because of all the AMAZING donations, we had to split the auction into 13 photo albums, 1 for each rescue. Here are the links to each participating rescue's album:

Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468168596560525

Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468167849893933

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468166293227422

Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary (EARPS, Inc.), Brownsburg, IN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468165486560836

For The Love Of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468162946561090

Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468162216561163

MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468161009894617

North Star Rescue, Pacifica, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468159779894740

Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468158476561537

Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468153109895407

Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468150256562359

Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468140749896643

Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468124209898297

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Re: The Travelin' Rat's 2017 Multi-Rescue World Rat Auction is ON!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 04:02:34 PM »
Can you believe it?! Auction ends TONIGHT already! Just a few hours left! Get your bids in by 11:59pm ET!

I don't want to bother you all with another auction post, so I will just say this now:

THANK YOU. THANK YOU so very much to all the wonderful donors, bidders and sharers. THANK YOU.

There are 550 items in this auction. We NEVER expected this much. Thank you all so much for bearing with us as we had to figure out how to handle so many items. They made it very difficult for us to just have 1 FB photo album, so we ended up having to split into 13 different albums, one for each rescue. That was confusing, but thank you all for hanging in there with us.

At this point, I don't know what the totals for all the rescues will be, but I know you all helped 13 rescues big time. We'll post the total on our FB and on our website (on our Rescues We Have Helped page). I am so emotional just thinking how much the 13 participating rescues will benefit from your generosity.

PLEASE bear with us as it will be a really tough week trying to get all the info out to the rescues, winners, and donors. We will be as fast as we can, but those of us working on this all have FT jobs on top of this- and this was HUGE!

Special thanks to Samantha Z of The Travelin' Rat and Nikki H of Mainely Rat Rescue for all of their help with this auction.

Now, without further ado, here are the links to each rescue's album so you can get in any last minute bidding:

Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468168596560525

Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468167849893933

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468166293227422

Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary (EARPS, Inc.), Brownsburg, IN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468165486560836

For The Love Of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468162946561090

Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468162216561163

MN Pocket Pet Rescue, St. Paul, MN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468161009894617

North Star Rescue, Pacifica, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468159779894740

Philly Rat Rescue, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468158476561537

Rattie Ratz, Clayton, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468153109895407

Rescued Rat Adoptions, La Porte, IN
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468150256562359

Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue, Virginia Beach, VA
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468140749896643

Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1468124209898297