Real estate agent hoping to give animals a second chance at life

Real estate agent hoping to give animals a second chance at life


A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE. THAT’S WHAT A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT WANTS TO GIVE FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS IN NEED OF A FOREVER HOME. (TOM) HE WANTS TO BUILD AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY. IT WOULD HOUSE ANIMALS THAT CAN’T STAY AT TYPICAL SHELTERS — OR THOSE NEARING THE ENDS OF THEIR LIVES. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S MARIELENA BALOURIS IS HERE WITH HIS PROPOSAL. (MARIELENA) IMAGINE 4 ACRES OF LAND — FEW OUTSIDE INTERRUPTIONS — AND A PLACE WHERE ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS CAN LIVE OUT THEIR DAYS. (MARIELENA) THAT’S TERRY FRALEY’S DREAM — AND FINALLY, HE’S IN A POSITION TO MAKE IT A REALITY. OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, HE’S PERSONALLY RESCUED AND CARED FOR MORE THAN 16 ANIMALS. AND NOW — HE WANTS TO TAKE THAT A STEP FURTHER, BY CREATING A PERMANENT SANCTUARY FOR ANY ANIMAL THAT NEEDS IT. (MARIELENA BALOURIS) TERRY FRALEY SHOWS PROPERTIES LIKE ANY REAL ESTATE AGENT — TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY THIS WOULD BE A LOBBY, WAITING RIGHT HERE — EXCEPT THIS ONE, HE’S SELLING TO HIMSELF. TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY WOULD BE A PLACE FOR THE ANIMALS AND THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY THIS WOULD BE A REALLY BIG HOLDING SPACE FOR THE ANIMALS. WE’D BUILD OPEN CAGES FOR THEM. — THE “RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY.” TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY RUCKUS IS THE LAST RESCUE I HAD AND HE’S A YEAR OLD NOW, BUT WHEN I GOT HIM, I FOUND HIM IN A TRASH CAN AT A RACEWAY IN SUFFOLK FRALEY HAS ALWAYS HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR ANIMALS — TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE, THEY DISCARD THEM ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THEY THROW THEM AWAY — ESPECIALLY OLDER ONES. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, PORTSMOUTH HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS THERE’S NOT ENOUGH OF THOSE KIND OF RESOURCES TO HELP ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SENIOR ANIMALS JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, WITH THE PORTSMOUTH HUMANE SOCIETY, SAYS IT’S HARD TO PLACE OLDER PETS — SO A SANCTUARY MAY BE AN ANIMAL’S BEST CASE SCENARIO. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, PORTSMOUTH HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IT’S A WONDERFUL THING THAT SOMEBODY IN THE LOCAL AREA IS GOING YOU KNOW ABOVE AND BEYOND AND TAKING SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON SENIOR DOGS ARE SOME OF THE HARDEST SHELTER ANIMALS TO PLACE. BUT FRALEY ISN’T JUST FOCSUED ON THEM. TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY WE HAVE NOTHING THAT WE WON’T TAKE IN. WHETHER IT’S A SNAKE, A REPTILE, OR A COW OR A GOAT HE WANTS TO OPEN THE DOORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE — TERRY FRALEY, RUCKUS ANIMAL SANCTUARY WE’VE GOT ANIMALS WAITING THAT NEED TO COME, WE NEED TO GET IT OPEN — BECAUSE FOR SOME ANIMALS, HE MAY BE THEIR ONLY FUNDRAISING PHASE — HE’S RAISED SIX-THOUSAND OF HIS 40- THOUSAND DOLLAR GOAL. HE’S HOPING TO MEET THAT GOAL BY SEPTEMBER. PLUS, HE’S STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS. WE’LL HAVE WAYS YOU CAN CONTACT HIM ON WAVY.COM. I’M MARIELENA BALOURIS,

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