The Real Estate Glas are committed to helping our local communities, and that includes the animals! This month we have had the pleasure of teaming up with Bella’s Voice – a nonprofit organization that provides resources to better the lives of animals via donations, outreach programs, and education. 100% of all proceeds go towards caring for animals, emergency services, or supporting animal food banks to ensure that all of our furry friends have enough to eat. We are so happy to be hosting a donation drive for Bella’s Voice thrift store on Wednesday, May 18th.
What They Do
Bella’s Voice is paving the way for animal advocacy by putting the well-being of the animals in our community above all else. They offer many services in order to fulfill their mission of serving animals. They have a thrift store located in Lynnwood where patrons can shop and do so knowing that 100% of the proceeds go to supporting local animals. Another way that they aim to serve is by donating to local pet food banks in the area.
Bella’s Voice is always growing and expanding the ways in which they offer assistance. In the last year, they launched a vet bill program, which offers financial help to those who are low income and otherwise unable to get veterinary help for their animals. Last month this program was able to offer assistance to a very special kitty named Putter.
“Putter is my best friend. I wait on him hand and foot.” Putters owner explained. “ He will only drink water from the faucet so I get up at least four times in the middle of the night to give him water from the sink in the bathroom. He stays by my side pretty much 24/7. I’m able to give him good food and lots of love but the only thing I wasn’t able to give him right now is veterinary care.” She added.
Putter’s owner suffers from stage four cancer and is unable to work at the moment. “I was at my wit’s end not knowing how to get him help,” she explained. Putter, who had an abscess that was causing him pain, needed to go to the vet to have the abscess removed and receive antibiotics. “My neighbor told me that she found [Bella’s Voice] and I was so happy, words cannot express how emotional and thankful I am. It’s the worst feeling in the world when you can’t provide for the pet that you have spent 11 years of your life with. [Bella’s Voice] made it possible and I thank [Bella’s Voice] from the bottom of my heart.”. Bella’s voice touches the lives of not only the animals that they help but the pet parents as well.
Bella’s Voice was founded on July 1st, 2014. The concept of Bella’s Voice was inspired by a beautiful rescue Persian cat, named Bella. “When Bella was adopted from the Humane Society, she was very sick. It took us over a year to figure out what was going on and get her healthy.” Said Jordan Hoffman – Nelson, the Executive Director of Bella’s Voice. “Bella is a Persian cat, a lot of Persian cats are inbred to maintain certain physical characteristics. Inbreeding animals gives them lifelong health issues and is cruel.
Bella’s health issues were a direct result of bad breeding practices.” She added. As for the name ‘Bella’s Voice’ Jordan said “While she was ill she was a very quiet cat. Once she became healthy, Bella found her voice! Bella inspired us to start an organization to support rescued animals and speak up about cruelty to animals.” It’s amazing to think that just one cat was able to inspire an organization that has touched the lives of many. Since they have started Bella’s Voice has donated 1,050 pounds of food, supported 19 charities, and donated over $60,000 to animals in need.
If you are looking for ways that you can get involved, you can head to their website, and look at volunteer options. The best way that you can help Bella’s Voice is by donations, or by simply shopping at their thrift store.