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We have a no-kill mission to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs abandoned and/or placed in kill shelters, while also providing life-saving programs and services to keep pets and their people together. Through outreach, education and service, we provide cats and dogs with an opportunity to live their full lives. 

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Local Realtor Kelly Dando Gives Back

Jay Garrett

Kelly Dando is a darn good realtor who also happens to love animals.

For A Life to Live and homeless pets in our community, that’s proving to be a great combination.

Kelly, who is with Coldwell Banker United Realtors in Baytown, has committed to donate $100 to A Life to Live for every $100,000 transaction she completes. Thanks to her recent home-selling efforts, we received a $300 check to further our efforts to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs.

Kelly Dando with Coldwell Banker United Realtors in Baytown presents a check for $300 to Jay Garrett, founder and executive director of A Life to Live. For every $100,000 transaction she completes, Dando has committed to donate $100 to A Life to Live, a local non-profit organization with a no-kill mission to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. On hand for the donation are recent homebuyer Carolina Guanajuato and Nico Tuha, whose mother, Marsha, also purchased a home from Dando.

Kelly Dando with Coldwell Banker United Realtors in Baytown presents a check for $300 to Jay Garrett, founder and executive director of A Life to Live. For every $100,000 transaction she completes, Dando has committed to donate $100 to A Life to Live, a local non-profit organization with a no-kill mission to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. On hand for the donation are recent homebuyer Carolina Guanajuato and Nico Tuha, whose mother, Marsha, also purchased a home from Dando.

“I believe that giving back to the community is very important. Since there is such an issue with dog and cat overpopulation and so many animals needlessly being euthanized, I feel compelled to support A Life to Live’s mission,” Kelly said.

“The organization has an amazing philosophy of giving all animals a second chance. They are a great group of volunteers who want to make a difference and have a positive impact on our community. That’s why I’m partnering with them as my chosen charity for Baytown.”

Helping animals isn’t new to Kelly. She has rescued many dogs, served as a foster and volunteered at shelters.

Kelly is excited to talk with her clients about her unique partnership with A Life to Live. She said that they are anxious to learn more about our organization.

Kelly also is a firm believer in adoption over breeding and buying pets.

“I encourage everyone to visit a shelter to see the impact and change that they can make by adopting,” she said.

On hand for the recent donation were homebuyer Carolina Guanajuato and Nico Tuha, whose mother, Marsha, also purchased a home from Kelly.

In the photo, they are holding foster puppies Hunny and Polka, who A Life to Live saved from the risk of euthanasia at Baytown Animal Control.

Written by David Berkowitz, public relations coordinator.

Photo by Preslie Cox, marketing coordinator.