Our charity this year is the Charleston Animal Society. http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/
CAS is on its way to becoming a No-Kill shelter by 2015. Right now they are in the 90% + range. This is extraordinary because they accept all animals from emus to equanas and they are “the pound” for all of Charleston County. They accept 1000’s of animals each month and only have capacity for about 300. They can do this thanks to over 400 foster families and partnerships with Pet Smart and Pet Helpers. They also run a spay/neuter clinic, low cost rabies clinics, dog training, kid’s camps and a pet food bank to help those folks who have fallen on hard times keep their pets.
ALL of the proceeds of our Charity Auction on Saturday will go to CAS to help the animals. We encourage everyone to come to the auction and help! We will also have sci-fi inspired cat and dog toy make and take. We want you to make one for your pets and then make a few more that we will take to the shelter. We are going to work on some kind of pet food drive for the pet food bank. Most likely it will be a raffle ticket for each food item you bring with a chance to win some neat prizes.
As far as the auction, we will have donations from our sponsors, vendors, and donations from folks in general. I brought home a ton of swag from San Diego ComicCon including 3 of the exclusive New Dawn preview books signed by our Author Guest of Honor, John Jackson Miller. I also have a good bit of swag for the new Star Wars Rebels series on Disney XD this fall. I will try and create a list of all auction items and post them at another time.
Please remember that prices go up in 9 days! Save $5 and so get them now.
Also our film festival entry deadline is coming up. Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions. http://atomacon.org/film-festival.html