Pay it Forward...Saved the Life of a Little White Labrador in Charlotte, NC

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Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty

Pay it Forward...Saved the Life of a Little White Labrador in Charlotte, NC

I was looking at labrador retrievers on Petfinder the other evening and came upon this beautiful white labrador and beside his name was this word (Urgent).  I opened his information and he was described as a young labrador with a great personality.  Very sweet and loves all other dogs.  It also described him as an owner surrender.  Reading a little further it related that his last day was 08/20/11.  I knew that this meant that he was scheduled to be destroyed on Monday, 08/22/11.

Something tore at my heart and I had to do something.  I also saw this quote and felt it very appropriate.

        “No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

                                                                                                                       Edmund Burke 

I immediately looked up labrador retriever rescue groups and sent his picture and information to

                                                     Lucky Labs Rescue in Charlotte, NC

I was so impressed for the director, Wendy Adams, e-mailed me and related that she would take him if they could pull him and get him to safety on Monday, 08/22/11.  Between her e-mails and calls as well as my e-mails and calls to the high kill shelter in SC we were able to get him pulled and to safety.

The above picture is his new picture and he has been named Beau.  He is available for adoption and needs a foster home.  Visit the Lucky Lab Rescue site and read more about Beau and the other wonderful labradors that are available for adoption.

Tonight my heart sings for taking the time to send an e-mail saved this sweet dog's life.  I also sent a donation to Lucky Lab Rescue for without their help the outcome could have been tragic.

Visit rescue groups and shelters for your next pet.  Help to save a life!

Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

Keller Williams

www.CharlotteHomeInfo.com

jparker@kwcharlotte.com

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Rainmaker
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Sherri Wellborn
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate

Judith what a wonderful Pay It Forward!  I am a huge pet lover and would take them all in if I could.  It is so sad that so many are put to death.  Have a great weekend!

August 26, 2011 07:57 AM #5
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

It's impossible to imagine that someone could turn away from that sweet face! What you did for this little guy is incredible! If there were any way in heck that I could take a dog right now I'd scoop him up. Unfortunately, I think the major problem with people today is they get animals when they aren't at all prepared to care for them. I don't want to be a contributor to that problem!

August 26, 2011 09:18 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Denise Roberts
New Colony Properties, LLC - Pinehurst, NC
e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area

YAHOO!!!  You saved another pups life!  You're the BEST!!! 

August 26, 2011 11:42 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Sussie, when the time is right you can rescue a dog and save it's life.  It is the best feeling.

August 26, 2011 02:09 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Rob, thank you for your comment.  Just taking the time to care and make the effort to send an e-mail saved this beautiful pups life.  I am so glad that I tried and each and everyone can do it and more would be saved.  Have a great day!

August 26, 2011 02:12 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Sherri, I can definitely relate to you for feel the same way.  Have fostered in the past but could not give them up...LOL...I am a true foster failure and proud of it.  Have a great afternoon!

August 26, 2011 02:15 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Margie, I wish you were ready for the report is that he is super sweet and his tail wags a mile a minute.  You will know when the time is right and rescue a sweet furbaby.  Have a great day!

August 26, 2011 02:47 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Denise, I was worried for a little while that the call was too late to save him but we were in time and his life was spared.  Woo Hoo is right and am so happy for him.  Thank you for your on-going support.

August 26, 2011 02:48 PM #12
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for sharing your story and thanks so much for saving this pet that will bring much pleasure to his next family.

 Blooming for you!

August 26, 2011 03:28 PM #13
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
Vernonia Realty - Vernonia, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon

Oh, Judith--I knew I had another SISTER out there somewhere!  One who can't pass up a "hairy face", especially one in need...I just love ya for this and all of the "Big Hearted" things you do! (I'm sure we only hear about a small amount, as I would think you're not someone who toots their own horn a lot).

Bless you! (And Roy chose a perfectly colored flower for you).

August 26, 2011 03:35 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Roy, thank you for your kind words and the beautiful flower.  I am sure his next chance at a family will be his best.  He deserved a second chance to have a real life.

August 26, 2011 03:54 PM #15
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Gayle, my heart aches when I read the stories of so many beautiful animals in need and when I know that their due date for death is arriving it kills me.  Their little hairy faces call out for help and it is so nice to know that I have a SISTER in Oregon that feels the same way.  It may be only one save at a time but it is better than no save.  Bless you for caring!

August 26, 2011 03:59 PM #16
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Name the lab Lucky because that is just what he is!  Lucky you took the time to look up the rescue and that they took immediate action.  Hope this sweeetie finds the perfect home soon!

August 26, 2011 05:05 PM #17
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Connie, I agree...he is lucky for so few make it out of high kill facilities.  It makes a heart feel good to know that you saved a life.  This rescue group is great and I know they will find him the perfect home.  Have a great week-end!

August 26, 2011 07:31 PM #18
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Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor
Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824

Judith,  What a wonderful ending to this story.  Kudos to you on a job well done!  You have a good heart, and I'm glad we're friends.  Stay safe this weekend.

August 26, 2011 09:25 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Elyse, it is good to have a happy ending when it comes to shelters and rescues.  Beau is safe and I am happy as well as relieved.  Thank you for your kind words and am glad that we are friends.  Enjoy your week-end!

August 26, 2011 09:59 PM #20
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Rene Brin
Brin Realty Amherst & Bedford Offices - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate
Oh Judith, my eyes are cloudy with tears, you did a great thing....I am very proud of you...you inspire me AGAIN!
August 27, 2011 05:11 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Rene, my eyes filled with tears when I saw this sweet boy and saw that he was on limited time.  I had to do something and it all worked out well for him.  Thank you for your very kind words of support.  It means so much to me.

August 27, 2011 09:22 PM #22
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

What a heartwarming story.  Thank goodness for Beau (perfect name for such a handsome lad) that you were able to save his life.  Now let's hope he finds a loving family too.

August 28, 2011 02:59 AM #23
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Maureen, I know he is going to find the perfect home that will love him as he should be loved.  Thanks for your comment and have a great Sunday!

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