Consider adopting a pet in need, or donating to your local humane society

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Real Estate Agent with Classic Properties

We get so wrapped up in our daily lives, that it is easy to forget about the elements in this world outside out immediate bubble.  Sometimes we take a glimpse past this bubble and realize there is a larger picture than our own, and in that moment we think "maybe I'll volunteer at _____" or "Next paycheck, I'll donate a portion to ______."

Have you guys heard the commercial where the narrator says that merely thinking about giving is the same as not giving at all?  Well, allowing this thought to strike a cord in you might be enough to encourage you to participate in at least one random (or premeditated!) act of kindness.

There are a lot of abused, neglected, homeless and innocent animals that would love to receive some of the kindness you have within you.  If you're not in a position to adopt a pet in need, perhaps you can consider temporarily fostering a pet, or contributing to your local humane society or the ASPCA.

I have resolved to make a difference, however small.  Aside from any private donations I wish to make, I will be contributing a donation to the Alachua County Humane Society in Gainesville, FL for EVERY ONE of my real estate transactions that successfully closes, beginning in April.

If you are currently searching for real estate in Alachua County and do not currently have a Realtor, please contact me!  Alternatively, if you're considering listing your home in the Gainesville/Alachua County area, I will also be donating upon the close of any of my listings as well!

Not only are you gaining assistance in a real estate transaction, you're using the sale or purchase of real estate to help those that cannot help themselves and do not have a voice!

If you're not currently in the market, please digest this article carefully.  We all have the power to do some good in the community, whether it be to help animals, raise breast cancer awareness, donate to other charities close to your heart, or volunteer some of your time for a good cause.  Consider your footprint in society and think about what positive impact you can have.

LINKS:

View pets for adoption through the Alachua County human society! (via petfinder.com

Alachua County Humane Society They have several donation options to fit all budgets!
2031 NW 6th St.                     
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-9522
(352) 373-5855 

ASPCA Also has several donation options!

If we all give a little, it can amount to a lot. ;)

 

Meet Mr. Blix!  This is my baby, a 6 year old black lab/pitbull mix.  He is the smartest, most loyal, loving and wonderful companion I could ask for!  We adopted him when he was a puppy from someone who was not able to follow through with her plans to provide him with the home she intended to.  He is our #1 son!

My Baby love!

 

 

 

 

Angela Elliott is a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Century 21 Classic Properties in Gainesville, FL. Please visit my profile for more about me and browse my Gainesville, FL real estate website for additional Alachua County information and listings. Your phone calls are always welcome at (352) 256-7038 as are your e-mails to angela.elliott1@century21.com.

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Angela Elliott is a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Classic Properties Realty Services in Gainesville, FL. Please visit my profile for more about me and browse my Gainesville, FL real estate website for additional Alachua County information and listings. Your phone calls are always welcome at (352) 256-7038 as are your e-mails to GainesvillePro@yahoo.com.  A portion of all my closed transactions will be donated to Second Chance Rescue and Rehoming: http://secondchancerescueandrehoming.org/

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This is great.  These animals need all the help they can get.
Apr 20, 2008 07:11 AM #1
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Beatrice Cooper,
Finacial Destination - Cape Coral, FL

I totally agree!  I have stepped up and decided to donate every month and by the end of the year I will have shared this with 12 people,  I am a HUBBY Humanity Unites Brilliance www.charitylifeclub.com  HUB is about taking action now and making an impact on millions of lives. 435 millions of partners, the most powerful force for good. For The love of Dogs lets help them out.

Good Luck! 

Sep 23, 2008 05:50 AM #2
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Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

Angela, I LOVE this!!!! I saw your mission statement at the bottom of one of your blogs and had to click to read it. I volunteer and foster for our local animal care/control shelter here and it's the absolute best! You're right, there are so many animals in need without a voice but every little bit helps and can indeed amount to a lot. Your baby is gorgeous :)

Feb 06, 2013 07:53 AM #3
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Angela St. John
Classic Properties - Gainesville, FL
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Thank you so much for commenting, Diane!  Since I wrote this post we have adopted 3 more so we have 4 rescues now!!  Good for you for volunteering.  You are so wonderful for doing so.  I sponsor an ad in the Real Estate Book featuring a few pets each issue with another Realtor for a local rescue (Second Chance Farms) and donate when I can.  Thank you, Mr. Blix is Mama's boy!

Feb 06, 2013 08:10 AM #4
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Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
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I started volunteering and fostering because I can't adopt any more myself, LOL! Glad you've added to your rescue family, they're lucky to have you

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