On October 18th Agrifeed Pet Supply, Gary Sturm of Mortgage Investors Group, and Knoxville Homes with Cameron Brooks hosted “13,000 Saved” at Holly’s Gourmet Market, which raised funds for GoNorth Animal Transport. Over 60 people attended, enjoying great food, music from “A Touch of Classic”, and a presentation from GoNorth’s president Carmen Trammell!
One of my favorite animal rescue groups in our area is the GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative. Since 2012 they have rescued over 13,000 dogs from rural East Tennessee shelters that have high euthanasia rates and transported them to Northern states, where the dogs are adopted out.
When you have a second, please watch this short video about the history of the rescue:
And the main point of this post:
Lately I’ve been taking Samuel, my almost three year old mischievous Golden Retriever Lab mix to Ijam’s Nature Center, located in South Knoxville, for both of us to get some exercise.
The good thing about Ijams is you can go for decent walks in the shade on their over 12 miles of trails, and thus paws don’t get burnt like they do on hot concrete sidewalks.
I think Sam has ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)- earlier today I began to prepare for our trip to Ijams, and without me making a move for the leash he began to act excitedly as if he knew we would be heading on a trip, doing his characteristic jumping on me with the “placement of the paws.”
I am much more than a real estate agent. The same could be said of all of you that have different professions- lawyer, librarian, sales clerk, teacher, priest, factory worker, etc….
And in that vein operating a real estate business, I wanted it to be about much more than typical real estate stuff….
Last year I became inspired to use my real estate business as a mechanism to raise money for animal rescue groups in our area. My beloved companions that I’ve rescued over the years, along with hearing the stories of the important work animal rescue groups do, gave me the inspirations to make my business something more than just a profit center but also a philanthropic center.
In a little over 12 months Knoxville Homes with Cameron Brooks has donated over $4,000 dollars to local animal rescue groups…. How we do this is by dedicating 5% of profits to going to support groups that help animal welfare in the greater Knoxville area.
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Wanted to share a letter I wrote to the community about GoNorth Animal Rescue group from October of 2016:
OVER 8000 EAST TN SHELTER DOGS HAVE BEEN SAVED BY LOCAL RESCUE GROUP- AND HOW YOU CAN HELP….
My passion for dogs and animal rescue can be rooted in the friendship I had with my first dog named Berkeley.