Looking for a good deal, a fun time, a way to make new friends, or just want to support the animals at HSCC? Join us for a LIVE sale! Whether you love to treasure hunt, grab a good deal, or just want to support homeless animals our LIVE sales have a little something for everyone. The best part? You can shop in your PJ’s! Our deals come to you, wherever you are via Facebook LIVE every Thursday starting at 2 p.m. Think of it as a virtual yard sale. Our selection of items each week varies greatly, but is always exciting, often random and weird, and sometimes even creepy! Whether you’re into home decor, art, collectables or pet supplies, there is sure to be an item or two you will want. So go ahead and splurge, because ALL proceeds go directly to the homeless animals at HSCC.

If grabbing the good deal in person is more your thing, we offer an in-person sale one Saturday each month from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stay tuned to our facebook page for announcements of these special in-person pop-up events.

If you’ve never attended a Facebook LIVE sale it can be a little overwhelming! Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your shopping experience is a successful one:

During the two hour window we are live we have anywhere from 40-75+ shoppers actively commenting. Claim an item you want by commenting with specific details. Do not say “ME, MINE, or SOLD.” In most cases a word or number will be given for each item.

Items are given to the first comment to come across the Sale Leader’s phone. This will look different on every device. Facebook defaults will make it appear that your comment was ahead of others. To be fair priority is always given to the comment order on the Sale Leaders mobile device.

Experiencing “lag”? This occurs when you are commenting but other comments are consistently prioritized above your own. Our recommendation to compensate for lag is to drop completely out of facebook and reenter the LIVE Sale. You may have to do this several times throughout the show. It may also be helpful to switch up your location in the building you are in. Try to position yourself in a room with good reception.

You have ONE WEEK to pick-up your items from the time you claim them. Our business hours are M-F 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. You do not need an appointment to pick up live sale items. After one week if your items remain at the shelter they will be resold. We understand that sometimes unforeseen events occur preventing you from picking up. If this is the case please email alicia@catawbahumane.org in advance to the pick-up date.

You can pay with cash, check, or credit card (excluding AmEx).

If you claim an item during the LIVE sale you will be expected to purchase that item at pick-up. We do not allow our customers to call “dibs” on items just to see if they actually want them in-person. Keep in mind that the items you claimed were wanted by multiple people during the same sale you attended. You claim it, you buy it.

Our LIVE sales would not be possible without the donations of animal loving friends. Next time you are cleaning out your house consider donating your new/gently used items to our shelter. Email alicia@catawbahumane.org for more information. Here are some general guidelines for incoming donations:

  • Items must be new/gently used, clean upon arrival, and ready to sale.
  • We do not accept clothes or shoes.
  • We do not accept items that are political, religious, obscene, or offensive.
  • Items need to be delivered in small manageable loads. A box or two at a time. Storage space at the shelter is limited.
  • If you are donating items of value (vintage, collectable, handmade goods) it is helpful to note this for our staff. We greatly appreciate pricing guides, research of similar items for sale on ebay/Etsy, and any information you can provide about the history/value of the item.
  • At this time we cannot accept large furniture.