Dedicated to helping families get life-saving medical treatment for their pets.
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!
Dear supporters and community members, thank you for taking a moment to fill out the thrift store survey below. As our Moscow Pullman Daily News ad and Facebook notifications stated we are researching the possibility of opening a charity thrift store. The goal of the thrift store would be two-fold. First, provide additional funds for CLF to be able to assist in our mission of helping families get life-saving medical treatment for their pets. Second, to be a resource for community members to access when they are struggling to obtain household items and clothing essentials. A thrift store of this type can only be successful with community support so we are trying to gauge the community's willingness to participate as donors and volunteers. Your feedback on this survey is anonymous.
Update - July, 2020 - Auction Among the Arts and Crafts Cancelled for 2020 Due the cancellation of WSU Moms' Weekend and the craft show and now the Fall Vintage and Handmade Fair, as well as the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, we are Cancelling our Auction Among the Arts and Crafts for 2020. We are currently looking for other ways to fund CLF in the future. One of the options we are researching a opening a local thrift store. Please provide your feedback to us on this idea by taking the survey above.
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