GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The 4th annual Spring-a-Pet auction is getting ready for another year of saving animals in need.
The Greenville group started the Facebook auction in 2018, working with area businesses to provide gift cards and services to people who donate. Money goes to shelters and animal rescue groups across Eastern North Carolina.
The auction’s founder, Jennifer Varni, said these events are important because rescue operations run on donations.
“Rescues in our area and for most of the United States, they don’t receive government funding,” Varni said. “They rely solely on private and community donations. Without money, they can’t save animals.”
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mentioned the group was based out of Raleigh. They are based here in Greenville.