Today We Saved a Life

Real Estate Agent with Best Connections Realty, Inc. 3087750

pet friendly condos in highland beach flToday we saved a life.  Yes.  It all started yesterday when I received a Facebook Message from Stefanie Cohen about a papillon in need.  More than in need, the situation was dire.  

I called Stefanie to ask if she knew the person who sent the text and posted it on Facebook.  She replied, yes.  That was enough for me.  

The dog's owner had Alzheimer's.  The owner's family moved her out, but they left the dog in the house - alone - with a leaking roof - in Miami - in the middle of summer.  Need I say more?  Someone came to feed the dog once day, but he was locked in this house by himself.  And the house was uninhabitable.

I spoke to Yvonne, the woman who first posted the story.  She was so worried about this little guy.  She and her friend, Beth, were sharing and asking people to adopt him.  No one stepped up.  

I called a friend of mine, Marichin, who is both a reputable papillon breeder and does rescue, in Texas.  She jumped into action telling me to post it in a closed group on Facebook and tag people.  Then she gave me the number for Papadopters, the organization she works with.  I passed both of these along to Yvonne.

Yvonne made the call and we took care of it on Facebook.  The head coordinator for Papadopters, who is in Maryland, stepped up.  Within hours, calls were made, texts were flying and arrangments were made to pick this little guy up today.  One of their fosters, Linda, drove from Orlando to Miami to get him.

Then I got the text - Linda had him and he was on his way to a new life.   I had tears in my eyes.

Papadopters was amazing.  This rescue was executed perfectly.  From south Florida to Texas to Maryland and back to Florida.  Papadopters, you have my vote!

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Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-PRO of Best Connections Realty, Inc. serving Boca Raton FL and the surrounding cities of Highland Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach and Hallandale Beach.





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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Elyse. I read this and thought you had a third now. Glad you were able to help and relieved this beauty is safe.

Jul 03, 2017 03:28 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You are setting a very good example for pet lovers.

Enjoy the Independence Day holiday!

Jul 03, 2017 03:59 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Elyse Berman, PA, CRS WOW.... what an amazing story.... you did save a life....

Jul 03, 2017 04:26 AM #3
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Way to go and step outside and pitch in to save a life!

Jul 03, 2017 04:56 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Elyse... now I have tears in my eyes, but they are happy ones because of the happy ending! Life in all forms is precious.

Jul 03, 2017 05:08 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Elyse. Nice to hear a success story! Thank you for your efforts. Enjoy your day!

Jul 03, 2017 06:19 AM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is completely unconscionable that any person would abandon a dog in this manner. UGH! Thank goodness for loving people.

Jul 03, 2017 08:10 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That could be a story even sadder but at least there is a happy ending for the pet.

Jul 04, 2017 10:12 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Elyse, 

What a wonderful story!  I am glad there was such a happy ending!

Jul 11, 2017 07:59 PM #9
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