Our dogs, Lilly and Pearl come to the office with us every day. Lilly was adopted when her owner died and Pearl came to us two years ago next March. We feel, as do many, that the presence of dogs in the office benefits us and our agents greatly. Stress levels are reduced and it is quite difficult to stay angry or upset when there are happy faces greeting you!
It is no surprise then, that one of the causes we champion is the Topsail Humane Society and their efforts to build a new facility for their No Kill shelter. On Saturday, October 11th - Dogs Rule Holiday - our biannual Junk Yard Dog sale will be held at our offices in Surf City. Proceeds will go to the THS. We will also be accepting blankets, toys and other dog related items for donation to the shelter. Cats are not slighted! Operation TopCat on the island humanely captures and spays feral cats, and places for adoption and fostering the many cats and kittens without homes.
We've said goodbye to two of our dearest friends in the past two months. Bill and Brenda Hunt's soft coated Wheaton Terrier, Sam passed away in August. Just last month, Dot Cotman's Scottish Terrier Buelah was diagnosed with cancer, very advanced and left us. We will miss these two wonderful friends always.
There are many web sites where you can help. One of our favorites is this one, The Animal Rescue Site and it is so easy. Costs you nothing and the animals win!