FRHS holds first-ever virtual auction

By Jennifer Woods -

The Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) is holding its first-ever virtual “Dog and Cat Days of Summer Auction.”

The auction began on June 29 with the final day for purchases and bidding set for July 25 (as bidding closes at midnight on July 26), according to FRHS Executive Director Dr. Lee Schrader.

As the largest fundraising event of the year for the FRHS, the Fur Ball, had to be cancelled for this year due to the pandemic, items planned for auction in that event will be in this one.

While many items are open for bidding, some are available as “instant transactions,” as they can be purchased outright.

Schrader explained these outright purchases are mostly for vacation packages which can be used for up to two years. There are also stuffed animals with the FRHS logo on a bandana being given for $100 donations.

In order to see the items available and/or take part, go to, or text “MEOW” to 76278.

According to a FRHS Facebook post, FRHS was able to adopt out 52 animals in the last two weeks and 160 last month.

Although donation numbers have been up, Schrader explained they have been taking in more cats during recent months this year than last year. One possible reason for this is the FRHS Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program had to be placed on hold for over a month due to the pandemic.

“We have more kittens than we expected,” said Schrader. “Which makes it critical for us to be able to raise the money to take care of them.”

To follow the activities of the FRHS or to learn more, follow its Facebook page, “Fayette Regional Humane Society,” or view its website —

“Bid and buy to save lives,” said Schrader.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355 or on Twitter @JennMWoods.

By Jennifer Woods