RErescue Member Spotlight
Real Estate Agent | Rescue Pet Hero
Through the years we have come across people who are selfless and are truly an inspiration. Simeon Deskins is one of our amazing RErescue Members and is someone who stands out from the rest! We wanted to showcase how incredible she is in the pet rescue world. Please read on as we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Simeon, thank you for being a RErescue Member and for joining us today. Maybe we should start with what motivated you to want to join RErescue?
I loved Kobe my dog that passed away on Christmas Day and I adopted 4 puppies and the love that I had for pets is my main reason and a desire to help many more.
How many years have you been a realtor and why do you love real estate?
I’ve been a realtor for 19 years I have a passion for helping people reach their dream of Home Ownership and love the relationships I have built over time when helping someone sell and or buy their home. I am grateful and feel very satisfied when someone buys a home thru me.
Have you fostered a rescue or been involved with helping rescues in the past?
I fostered four puppies after losing my dog Kobe due to cancer and then I adopted all four of them all sisters. I wanted to help out more with the mom and another one of her puppies that was left but the rescue capped me at 4. A loan officer and a friend adopted one of the sisters from me and I have had the other 3 for six months now. I post a lot about pets and animals and a lot of people are reaching out to me to ask questions and learn how to adopt and or rescue. I am new to it all and want to help out as much as possible. My goal is to get a property with 10 or more acres to help take care of many many more. Also, my Kobe [Rotti] found 3 kittens in a park we used to walk in a few times. Someone had abandoned them with a carrier case a bowl of food in the cold rain and I am sure they would not have lasted long with out Kobe’s help. It took us 2 days to get all 3 kittens and had to take one to the vet for some meds.
What motivated you to want to help rescue pets?
We had dogs and cats growing up. I got Kobe and had him for 7 years until he passed away from cancer all of a sudden. I felt a void and was heart broken and came across information about a rescue getting in 85 puppies from the south and sparked me to help. I believed my puppy Genesis who picked me out is the reason I picked her and 3 of her sisters. Hence the name Genesis.
What’s something you have learned about rescue pets since joining RErescue?
Still learning more about the organization and felt it is great because of the link to Real Estate Professionals. How we can incorporate the love of pets into our business which is what I want to do as well.
Why do you continue to support RErescue?
I support good causes and organizations where and when I can.
How has joining RErescue changed you?
Fulling a purpose and a promise to extend Kobe’s Legacy so that a part of him will always be here with me. He lives on through every other dog and or cat I can help.
What’s your vision for the future as a RErescue member?
My vision for RErescue is to help with legislation to end puppy mills, animal abuse, eating animals, and etc.
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