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February 19th 2020 - Site has a new look! You might notice that the site has a new look. We have moved the website to a new hosting provider and given the site a face lift while we were at it. As a result a few things might not be working correctly. Please bear with us while we get it all sorted out. Update 2/29/2020 Thank you to everyone for your patience! Our email system is now working. If you have been trying to reach us about an auction donation or sponsorship firstname.lastname@example.org is functioning again. As always you can still call if you need to ask a question at (509) 332-2277.
February 16th 2020 - Upcoming Auction Among the Arts and Crafts (RESCHEDULED) Due to the cancellation of WSU Moms' Weekend and the craft show we are rescheduling Auction Among the Arts and Crafts to October 16th-17th, 2020. This will coincide with the Fall Vintage and Handmade Fair which is also part of the DLG Enterprises craft fair promotion family. We will still display all of our auction items during the craft fair and bidding will be on line at www.app.Galabid.com/clfauction20*. All auction items will be viewable on the bidding site. Registration is FREE. Please come and visit us. We will be giving away goodie bags to the first 200 people who visit the booth. *If you have participated before notice the site URL has changed somewhat with "app." coming before Galabid now!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cooper's story I will share my Cooper experience with you. Cooper is a wonderful, playful, sweet, Great Pyrenees who was just 18 months old when he came unexpectedly into my life in April, 2012. He belonged to some friends who had fallen on hard times and had to move away from Pullman. Unfortunately, they could not take Cooper with them. Cooper was suffering from bilateral cranial cruciate ligament tears so the chances of getting him into a shelter or rehoming him were slim. My friends thought they might have to put Cooper down. I offered to take Cooper in and see if I could raise enough money locally to get him the surgery he needed. The cost of the surgery was approximately $5,000.00. I was not sure I would be able to but I wasn't going to give up on this handsome, loving dog without a fight.
I was quickly joined in my efforts by some really wonderful friends who offered to help. First, we created a Facebook page and asked everyone we knew to spread the news by liking the page and almost immediately donations started to trickle into the Moscow Animal Clinic where the surgery was to take place. Then the Moscow Pullman Daily News wrote a lovely article about Cooper's predicament and the response was overwhelming. It confirmed what I had always suspected, that these two communites, Pullman and Moscow, are kind hearted, generous, animal loving communities. Two local businesses Sid's Pharmacy and Ambassador Subaru stepped up. Sid's Pharmacy provided free medication to help Cooper through his operation and recovery period. Ambassador Subaru made a generous donation to his clinic fund. The vast majority of the money raised however was donated by individual people who wanted to help. There were a few larger donations in the $250.00-$1000.00 range but most of the donations were in the $10.00-$100.00 range. People were so generous in fact we had to cut off the donations at the clinic for fear that we would have money left over and no way to return it to the donors who wanted to remain anonymous. Cooper's surgery was a success and he found a new home with a family who has 10+ acres for him to roam around in. The last we heard he had become friends with a mama deer and her two fawns and made a point of greeting them every day as they walked past his new home.
I feel lucky and grateful that we were able to help Cooper get the medical attention he needed. However, I think it is a tragedy that he had to leave his first family behind in order to get well. It was then I started to think about how to keep this same tragedy from happening to other families. I know there are families out there with both cats and dogs that need medical attention but the cost is currently beyond their financial means. It is my hope in starting Cooper's Legacy Foundation that I can again find a great group of people to work with me and together we can assist these families in getting medical attention for their four-legged family members. Lori Ammons