Skagit Humane Society Auction

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the Skagit Humane Society hosted its 48th annual Black Cat Auction. I went to work on a video about auctioneers, but while I was there I took some pictures of the event. Some of them are more focused on the auctioneers, but others are moments captured of event attendees.

Update: I found out from Tom Pasma, the auctioneer, that the auction raised more than $40,000!

Here are just a few. Enjoy!

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Auctioneer Tom Pasma solicits bids during the live auction at the 48th annual Skagit Humane Society Black Cat Auction on April 6, 2013.

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Hundreds of people attended the 48th Annual Skagit Humane Society Black Cat Auction on April 6, 2013 at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center.

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Joanell Tylor looks through pictures of pets to choose six to sponsor at the Skagit Valley Humane Society Black Cat Auction on April 6, 2013. It costs $50 to sponsor a pet, which entails paying for an ad for the pet in the Skagit Valley Herald. One hundred percent of the pets that are sponsored in the newspaper end up getting adopted.

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Bob Metke scoops lasagna onto his plate at the Skagit Valley Humane Society Black Cat Auction on April 6, 2013. “Color is the way people remember me,” Metke said about his bright sweater. “There aren’t enough men that wear color.”

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Auctioneers Tom Pasma and Dennis Lautenbach confer with one another before continuing with the live auction at the Skagit Valley Humane Society Black Cat Auction in April 6, 2013.

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