Two local realtors are helping homeowners adopt a pet from area shelters


ROANOKE, Va.- – Realtors with Lichtenstein-Rowan started a new pet adoption campaign called "Buy a House, Save a Life."

They will cover the adoption fee of a local pet who needs a good home when you buy or sell a house under the program. 

"Many times when we are selling a home, the first thing people want to do is get a new pet or maybe they are doing it so they can get a new pet so we want to encourage that. We know there is a problem in the Roanoke Valley with a lot of pets getting turned in and being homeless," said Stephanie Varney, associate broker. 

"I volunteered with an animal rescue years ago. So it's kind of a way to implement it into what we are doing," said Realtor.Coy Asbury.

Asbury and Varney will sponsor a booth during the Roanoke Valley SPCA tail chaser 5K from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.  March 24 at Wasena Park.