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On the 1st day of Christmas, Anthem Pets gave to me…

Staff Report~ 11/26/2014

Anthem Pets is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with an online auction that starts Dec. 1.

ANTHEM – Buy Christmas gifts and support a good cause through the auction! The auction, www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=3080, opens on Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 12. The highest bidder on the twelfth day will win the item. Community businesses and local residents have donated a variety of items. The auction items include a little something for everyone.

Auction proceeds will help support Anthem Pets’ veterinary fund and operating costs. The pet rescue has seen an influx of animals in need in the past several months, and they need the community’s support to help pay for the care of these homeless pets. Anthem Pets volunteers work 24/7 to take in lost pets and reunite them with their owners, as well as rescuing homeless and abandoned pets. Anthem Pets has earned the reputation of being the organization to call for a pet in need, and funds raised from the auction will help them meet the needs of community pets.

Auction items:

La Roche-Posay Beauty Basket
This gift basket, valued at $267, contains all the best of La Roche-Posay’s well-known beauty products, including sun-protection and anti-aging formulas, as well as clear-skin and skin-repair treatments. Donated by CVS manager Celeste Cook.

Anthem Golf & Country Club Golf Package
This package, valued at $600, offers championship golf for four, golf carts included. For the avid golfer in the family, it’s the perfect gift, offering the opportunity to enjoy the exclusive Country Club golf course. Donated by Anthem Golf & Country Club.

Gift Card Stockings
There’s always at least one on your shopping list: the person who is just impossible to buy a gift for. Gift card stockings to the rescue – two gift card stockings are up for auction. The first stocking includes cards to Wal-mart ($50), Two Brothers Kitchen ($25), Barros Pizza ($25), Roberto’s Restaurant ($20), and The Tennessee Grill ($25). The second stocking includes cards from Safeway ($20), Rookies ($25), Barros Pizza ($25), and Roberto’s Restaurant ($25). All gift cards were donated by these local businesses.

Pandora Fashion Jewelry Bracelet
Valued at $80, this Pandora brown leather and sterling silver bracelet (pictured) features a “My Sweet Pet” paw print charm. Donated by Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry.

Pink Jeep Tours Day Pass
This package, valued at $316, is a day of adventure ready to be bought. View northern Arizona’s wonders by way of the back roads and trails during the Jeep tour. Donated by Pink Jeep Tours.

Copper Foil Stained Glass Artwork
This Uli Owens original stained-glass piece, valued at $200, will brighten and beautify wherever it’s hung. Donated by Uli Owens of Tucson.

Mary Kay Beauty Basket
This basket, valued at $150, features top products from Mary Kay, including lotions, lip gloss, mascara, and more. Donated by Diane Mulvaney.

Gourmet Food and Wine Basket
This basket, valued at $150, has something for every foodie. Included is a bottle of wine with an opener, decorative plates and napkins, cookies, nuts, olives, and a variety of chocolate. Donated by Fry’s in Anthem.

Fleece Blanket
Snuggle up in this 5 ½’ x 4’ fleece blanket covered in paw prints and dog bones, valued at $50. Cute and cuddly for you and your pet. Donated by Sharon Keel and Jill Peterson.

Dog Starter Kit
Whether you’re adding a dog to your family soon or just need some new doggy gear, this kit, valued at $135, provides some of the essentials. The package includes a large dog crate, bowl, flea and tick repellant, and heavy-duty leash. Donated by Anthem Golf & Country Club.

Christmas Décor Stocking Holder
This creative Christmas stocking holder, valued at $60, reads “And the stockings were hung…”. This artwork functions as both a stocking holder and a sign of Christmas cheer. Donated by Jaimie Ostrander, of All American Crafts and Vinyl.

Assorted Specialty Jewelry
Add a little bling to Christmas this year. Jewelry up for auction includes: William Wang genuine crystal clear Swarovski crystal teardrop necklace with rhinestone hoop earrings (valued at $35), William Cabazon brown necklace (valued at $30), set of three stackable bracelets with earrings (valued at $25), etched bracelet with floral ring (valued at $25), and an amethyst teardrop necklace (valued at $30). All of these jewelry items were donated by Marcy Neff.

Tortoise Framed and Matted Picture
This high-quality print of a pen and ink rendering of a Sonoran desert tortoise, valued at $75, is the creation of local artist and Anthem Pets volunteer Audrey Owens. The 12x12” picture comes framed and matted, ready for gift-giving or hanging. Donated by Audrey Owens.

Pampered Pets Basket
 This basket, valued at $150, includes grooming certificates and pet care items to offer some Christmas pampering to four-legged friends. Donated by Believe in Anthem, AZ, a mother- mother-daughter 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Ironman Pool Service, LLC One-Month Service
This certificate, valued at $100, entitles the buyer to one month of free pool service (four weekly visits). Donated by Ironman Pool Service, LLC.

Lattice & Ivy Pet Lovers Basket
This basket (pictured), valued at $250, includes a variety of boutique item for both pet and pet parent. For the pet owner, there’s a holiday wine tote, bottle of Estancia Pinot Noir wine, and a holiday travel tumbler. For the pet, there’s a holiday pet mat and holiday food/water bowl. There’s also a woven blanket personalized with “I Love Anthem Pets” for pet and parent to share. Donated by Mary Zychowski of Lattice & Ivy.

Don’t miss out on these great gifts! The auction runs Dec. 1-12. To bid, see www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=3080. For more information on Anthem Pets, see www.AnthemPets.org.