Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society day got very exciting on Monday, June 7, when a team of Century 21 Legacy real estate agents and their family members came to the adoption center. Excitement boiled over as the group visited the dogs, cats and kittens. The best part of it all is Century 21 Legacy, which has a local charity named C21GIVES, decided to sponsor $ 50 towards adoption fees for each of the 48 homeless animals currently in our adoption center. Each real estate agent and family member carefully chose the animal they wanted to sponsor and individual photos were taken of them with the chosen animal. A live video is posted to the Century 21 Legacy Facebook account.
Several years ago, Legacy started the “Leaving a Legacy” charitable fund. Basically each agent chooses or not and designates a certain amount of each closing to be donated to the charity fund. At the end of the year, Jamie Skeen, the owner of Legacy, offers up to $ 10,000. To date, all of their offices combined have donated over $ 80,000. The Greeneville office has created a team of volunteers called C21GIVES and they choose different projects in the community to help or donate. The Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society was one of the nonprofits chosen to benefit from their donations last week.
In addition to helping the Humane Society with the latest dog and cat sponsorship, C21GIVES also hosted a garage sale for Isaiah House, adopted several families every Christmas, donated school supplies, helped the food bank, seals Easter and Shop with a Cop.
All of this is voluntary and the agents give of their time to participate. In addition to agents, many of their families volunteer with them.
The Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society feels very blessed and honored that Century 21 Legacy has chosen our non-profit organization to help by sponsoring these dogs and cats. It will have a huge impact on the lives of these homeless dogs and cats as they move from life in the shelter to life in a permanent home. We have already adopted several of the sponsored animals and look forward to all 48 finding wonderful approved homes!
We would like to challenge other companies to help our adoption center by sponsoring adoption fees. Many of these animals will be fully sponsored while others will have reduced adoption fees. We select our adopters to find the best adoption partner for one of our precious dogs and cats. Call us at (423) 639-4771 to see how your business can make a difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat.
Many don’t realize that every time a dog or cat is adopted, it opens up space in a kennel or crate for us to save more money. Our adoption fee covers all checks including sterilization or sterilization, all age-appropriate vaccines, microchip, heartworm test, FELV test, etc. With each adoption, one more sterilized or sterilized dog or cat will reduce the number of future unwanted litters that fill our shelters. The cost of taking care of our homeless dogs and cats is covered by the donations we receive from you … we cannot do what we do without your support,
In conclusion, Century 21 Legacy wants to give back to our community, and by doing projects like this with the Humane Society, it’s just going to make the region a better place to live.
Thanks to the Century 21 Legacy agents and everyone who made this project a success with the Humane Society!
Janet Medcalf is a past president of the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society and is currently director of the Greeneville-Greene County Animal Shelter.