Realty Company Renovates Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Dog Park
Thanks to a real estate company's day of giving back, pups at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will have a spruced up park while they wait for a permanent home.
Keller Williams Realty says more than 50,000 associates in the US and Canada are contributing volunteer time to events like the renovation at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA dog park.
Keller Williams agents across the country took part in an effort dedicated to giving back called "RED Day."
Maureen Hegarty of Keller Williams Realty in Charlottesville explained, "It stands for, Renew, Energize and Donate, to come together to serve and to do a community project where they live and where they work."
Keller Williams in Charlottesville recognizes that with a poor economy, pets get the short end of the stick. Earl said, "It's usually the pets that get affected right away - that folks are forced to give up their pets."
That is why agents put their sales aside Thursday and hammered away.
David Borchardt of Keller Williams in Charlottesville said, "(We're) building a little frame. We're going to have a sort of like a run in shelter for people and the dogs."
In Charlottesville alone, they raised more than $30,000 for charitable efforts like this one at the SPCA so that until furry friends get a home, they have a place to play.
Hegarty said, "Homes for animals is very important for us also and making sure those animals are taken care of."
The group is also collecting donations at the PetSmart store at the Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle. They hope to complete the project by May 13.
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