Dedicated to helping families get life-saving medical treatment for their pets.
What's New - Thrift Store - On the Way Jan, 2021!
Cooper’s Legacy Foundation is excited and proud to announce we have acquired rental space for our new Cooper’s Legacy Foundation Resale Shop. Many of you will be familiar with this space as it is located inside the Community Congregational United Church of Christ (CCUCC) at 525 NE Campus St, Pullman. The space was previously occupied by CCUCC’s Thrift Shop. We want to thank CCUCC for giving us the opportunity to grow within their sacred space. We also want to thank CCUCC for their 65 years of Thrift Shop operations that served the Pullman and greater Palouse communities. CLF has big shoes to fill! We are reaching out to our supporters for some assistance with some items we will need help with getting the shop up and running. Some of these are small ticket, easily acquired locally items and some are bigger ticket items that we would appreciate cash donations toward or sponsorships. Anything you can do to assist will help! Call us if you have questions or want to sponsor at 509 332 2277. Less costly & easily sourced locally items: Small bagless vacuum (donated, thank you) Small (dorm size or smaller) refrigerator Typical household cleaning supplies - 409, windex, paper towels, mop, mop bucket, floor cleaner, sponges, toilet bowel cleaner & brush (donated, thank you) Swiffer Wet Jet (donated, thank you) and Wet Jet cleaner, batteries Kitchen sized trash can with bags (donated, thank you). Typical office supplies - unwanted wrapping paper of any kind, scotch tape, shipping tape Outdoor space upkeep items - snow shovel, deicer Shelf tracks (we have shelves/brackets) - we’ll need 40, they sell individually at Moscow Pullman Building Supply for $10.99, item #211434. (donated, thank you). Hand sanitizer Disposable masks There are a few larger ticket items that we may need sponsors or cash donations for: Key card locks and bolt locks Locking post-mount mailbox & post Clover retail set up Signage In the meantime we have items that have been donated to us that we are selling through our resale site on Mercari. Mercari is similar to Ebay but focused on clothing and household items. You do need to register but there is no cost for that and payment is taken through the website. Locally we can arrange for items to be delivered or we can ship items to you (shipping is actually easier for us). Once you are registered with Mercari to view our page type "CoopersLF" in the Mercari search box and initiate the search. This should bring up an item for sale that is our logo. Click on the logo and it shows the logo for sale. Below that is a smaller logo that says this item is "Listed By CoopersLF". Click on that smaller logo and it will take you to all our listings. Then in our browser either bookmark the listings page or save it to favorites. You should then be able to leave the site but come back to our page by clicking your bookmark/favorites link whenever you want. We are also accepting donated items, give us a call and we will be glad to pick up in the general Palouse region. We can accept gently used clothing, jewelry, accessories, and household items. We are unable to accept anything that we cannot certify the safety of such as used electronics, baby items such as strollers, car seats..etc, large furniture items, any opened cosmetic/perfume/personal care products. We are working on our 501(c)3 status but it is not yet in place so currently donations are not tax deductible. We will update you when our change in status is complete.
Click here if you would like to make a cash donation toward the set up of Cooper's Legacy Foundation Resale Shop
We would like to say a special thank you to Pullman Radio who has been advertising for us in support of our new resale shop. Their help and advice has been invaluable!
PET IN NEED ASHES
Ashes is a 9.5 year old Russian Blue cat that lives in the Palouse area. Isn't she gorgeous! She recently had a complete mastectomy due to mammary gland cancer at Washington State University Veterinary Hospital. Ashes' veterinarian suggested chemotherapy post-surgery to make sure the cancer does not come back. Ashes' mom was able to pay for the surgery out of her savings and received a grant to cover some of the chemotherapy . However, she lost three out of her four part-time jobs after Covid-19 hit and she needs help with the last couple of chemotherapy treatments and follow up blood work. We need to raise $289.00 to get Ashes back to her happy, beautiful self. Can you help? UPDATE: Ashes' Fund goal has been met!
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
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