If It's April 30th... It's National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day.

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Adopt A Shelter Pet on April 30th And Save A Life!

 

Today, April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day and it's the purr-fect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (or anywhere else for that matter). Of course, I would argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area and millions around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home.

 

 

When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Save A Life!

 

It's estimated that 2.5+ million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. Regrettably, that's still less than the some 3 million that are euthanized each year! When you adopt a shelter pet, you save a life.

 Save a life and adopt a dog or cat on national adopt a shelter pet day

There are estimates that there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there! Since I feed two of them daily on my front porch, I'm not surprised by these numbers. Here are a few more statistics:

 

  •  20-30% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue organizations.

  • Five out of 10 dogs in shelters and seven out of 10 cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.

 

Adopting A Pet Is Good For Your Health:

 

Did you know that adopting a pet is good for your health?  Pets (especially dogs) help us maintain a more active lifestyle. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet ownership has been shown to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. It seems like a "no brainer" to adopt a dog or cat.

 

Meet Mr. Marlow -- My Latest Shelter Adoptee:

Our long-lived and beloved Oliver died this past February. Oliver was adopted from my "personal" Humane Society in York County, from where we've adopted numerous cats and dogs since moving to Charlotte in 1998. When it came time to adopt a new cat, I went back to the Humane Society of York County and fell in love with Mr. Marlow, who is now living the life of leisure in the Hollander household. You can tell, he looks more than a little content. Why not go out and find your own Mr. Marlow today?

 

Mr. Marlow

 

 

Where To Adopt A Dog Or Cat In The Charlotte Metro Area

 

Adopt A Shelter Pet In Charlotte, NC

The statistics about the number of  shelter animals needing a home are simply staggering! So on National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, I'd like to provide some information on where, if you are as staggered by these statistics as I am, you can adopt a shelter dog or cat in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area. (Just keep in mind that these are only four of the many places we can adopt in Charlotte.)

 

 

 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF YORK COUNTY

8177 Regent Parkway  Fort Mill, SC 29715

(803) 802-0902

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of York County

 

Shelter Adoption Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(Closed on Mondays)

 

Humane Society of York County


 

 

CAROLINA P.A.W.S. (PET ADOPTTION & WELFARE SOCIETY)

 

P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173

(704) 916-9138

More information about adopting at Carolina P.A.W.S.

 

 

Carolina PAWS


 

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE

2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-0534

More information about adopting at the Humane Society of Charlotte

 

Shelter Open:Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

Humane Society of Charlotte


 

 

IRONSTONE LANE RESCUE & STABLES

 

127 Ironstone Lane  Troutman, NC 28166

More information about adopting at Ironstone Lane Rescue & Stables

 

Ironstone Rescue & Stables In Charlotte Metro Area

 

 

 

 If you've been thinking about adding a cat or dog to your household, why not save a life and adopt a shelter pet? National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is the purr-fect day to do it! If you can't adopt why not consider making a monetary conribution to your favorite local shelter?

 

 

This National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day reminder is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, your Charlotte metro area pet-friendly residential real estate experts.

 

If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference"

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Nina Hollander I'd love to have a cat but what about those claws? and those sharp little teeth??  much to consider!!!

Apr 30, 2019 04:30 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Barbara Todaro good morning, Barbara... I've lived with cats all my life with no issues with sharp claws or sharp teeth. The only sharp teeth experience we've had was a teeny tiny dog next door who sank its sharp little teeth into my husband's ankle one morning when he got excited to see our dog in the driveway.

Apr 30, 2019 04:37 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Nina. Mr. Marlowe is stunning and is lucky to have to been adopted by you. Were that all were so lucky. Great blog. TY 

Apr 30, 2019 04:45 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Sheila Anderson thanks, Sheila... as you know this is one of my pet causes (no pun intended). I feel lucky that Mr. Marlow came to live with me. I believe that my Oliver up in kitty heaven led me to him.

Apr 30, 2019 05:07 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Such a great post, i am happpy to see this cause becoming more main stream

Apr 30, 2019 06:07 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Scott Godzyk thanks, Scott. I, too, am very happy to see more attention being paid to the issue of shelter and homeless animals.

Apr 30, 2019 06:19 AM #6
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Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Good morning Nina Hollander you have been the best advocate for pets in Charlotte NC areas not to mention number one real estate professional. Your heart is and compassion is very infectious.

Apr 30, 2019 06:22 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Bob Ratliff good morning, Bob... your comment really touched me. I love animals and can't bear to see them suffer. I just wish I could do more.

Apr 30, 2019 06:28 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Nina Hollander - All over America the shelters are full. And yet in many other parts of the world, they don't even exist. I'm afraid that when more consumers choose apartments over home ownership and run away pets the shelters will become even more crowded. Adoption is a sacrifice with many rewards.  

Apr 30, 2019 07:12 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  hi Patricia ... it's really criminal how many animals are abandoned, in shelters or euthanized. And indeed, I've lived in countries where there were no shelters as we know them. I've always adopted my pets and I've never thought of it as a sacrifice... for me it's always been a joy and rewarding. I wish I could adopt more.

Apr 30, 2019 07:17 AM #10
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Nina - and welcome Mr. Marlow.  Will he be assisting you with real estate deals.  Ask Endre Barath, Jr. .

Apr 30, 2019 07:22 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Grant Schneider  hi Grant... I don't know how much of an assistant Mr. Marlow will turn out to be, but so far he's very good at sitting on top of my printer and supervising! He seems to be more of the management type than worker.

Apr 30, 2019 07:32 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nina,

I am happy to report that our cat shelter is not that full lately.  And Barbara Todaro Ron and I have had cats all our time together, and have not suffered any claw issues or bites.  And unlike dogs (we love them too) they are easier to maintain given our schedules and travel for biz.  Ours does have a cat sitter who lives in and loves him.  A

Apr 30, 2019 08:24 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... wish I could report that our shelters are not that full... full and always in need of more food. Very sad.

Apr 30, 2019 08:44 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Nina,  I wish more people would get the word out, Not a word on the night news last night of the morning news today.

 

Apr 30, 2019 09:06 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Nina - staggering numbers or not, any day is a great day to adopt a shelter pet if one is able to do so.  

Apr 30, 2019 10:18 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Will Hamm hi Will... outside of an email from PetSmart today to adopt I haven't seen much here either on the news. Shame....

Apr 30, 2019 11:52 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael... well you know how I feel about pet adoptions! For me, it's always a good day to give a homeless creature a loving home. 

Apr 30, 2019 11:53 AM #18
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