On Saturday, July 5, Comedian Shelagh Ratner rocked the 4th of July holiday edition of our Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood! The LA-based writer, performer, and voice actor who has been featured on Prank My Mom, Stand Up In Stilettos, and Stand Up And Deliver, brought the energy and the bids to an all-time high as she quipped her way through a hilarious hour to raise money for L.A. Love & Leashes! Shelagh was mixing and matching crazy items and collectibles, telling stories along the way, keeping the jokes flowing and the people laughing ---all while she moderated a heated bidding war on Arcade Fire tickets!
It was a good time on a busy holiday afternoon and she helped raise almost $2,000 dollars for rescue pups and cats! Located in the Westside Pavilion shopping center, L.A. Love & Leashes is the first “shelter shop” that is 100% dedicated to animals from Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters. Not only did the auction raise a lot of money, but one customer, Colleen, adopted a dog on the spot!
Highlights of this month's auction:
- Trader Joe's Gift Card + cool hello kitty lunchbox - $55.00
- Vintage Eagles Mobile - $30.00
- Coffee Bean gift cards + Amoeba mugs - $20.00
- Blinged out Bedazzled Tupac T-shirt - $25.00
- Lady Gaga singing toothbrush - $35.00 !!!
- Tickets to see Fucked Up at the El Rey - $25.00
- Ringo photograph tote and Ringo drumsticks (2 pair) - $25.00
- Tickets to see New Order at the Greek - $100.00
- Tickets to see Arcade Fire at The Forum - $130.00
- 24 – Season 1 DVD signed by Kiefer Sutherland!!! + Season 6 - $40.00
- Stevie Nicks poster - $25.00
- Love & Leashes goodie pack - $30.00
- Hip-hop Cartman + Mean Girls DVD + Madonna Mug - $15.00
- Amoeba Fan Pack with extra goodies - $15.00
- Tickets to see Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) at The Wiltern - $25.00
- Beatles collectibles - $65.00
- Led Zeppelin promo package - $35.00
- Tickets to Haim at the Wiltern - $40.00
- Wendy O. Williams doll + Wonder Woman poster - $30.00
All together the bids totaled $830.00. With the Amoeba match, it means $1,660.00 goes directly to LA Love & Leashes! Thank you so much to all the customers who came out to bid, and most especially to Shelagh Ratner for making it one of the best auctions we've had!