Ella’s Leg Removal Paid For, Carmen & Pups Get Milk Supply

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Top left, Ella and her mis-healed left leg, which had to be amputated. Bottom left, Carmen and her newborn puppies. Right photo, left to right, back row: Kim Class, CAF Director; Lucy, dog; Victoria Mayes-Webb; John Webb; Sue Morse; Lisa Morehouse and Linda Palmrose. Middle row: Alexa Morehouse; Maria Morehouse; Kyra Myers; Asti Morris; CAF manager. Front row: Monica Diebold, CAF volunteer coordinator; Jen Wrask of Northern California Pet Supply & Grooming; Tara Cain, CAF adoption counselor and Ella’s foster mom; and Ella.  Photos courtesy CAF

Top left, Ella and her mis-healed left leg, which had to be amputated. Bottom left, Carmen and her newborn puppies. Right photo, left to right, back row: Kim Class, CAF Director; Lucy, dog; Victoria Mayes-Webb; John Webb; Sue Morse; Lisa Morehouse and Linda Palmrose. Middle row: Alexa Morehouse; Maria Morehouse; Kyra Myers; Asti Morris; CAF manager. Front row: Monica Diebold, CAF volunteer coordinator; Jen Wrask of Northern California Pet Supply & Grooming; Tara Cain, CAF adoption counselor and Ella’s foster mom; and Ella. Photos courtesy CAF

Ella

Ella

Eye Staff Report

SUNNY BRAE – One-year-old Kelpie mix Ella suffered an accident in her youth, and her leg didn’t heal properly (Eye, Feb. 27). It was going to break again, and had to be amputated March 14 at a cost of $1,000.

But who cares about some orphaned dog with a game leg?

Arcata does. The Sunny Brae Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) shop received approximately 96 donations from individuals, families and collection jars, reflecting over 100 wonderful community members’ contributions to Ella’s cause. CAF was able to set up an Ella Fund to help other animals who face emergency medical situations.

leg xray

Ella’s improperly-healed left leg.

Northern California Pet Supply & Grooming will donate a year’s supply of dog food to whomever adopts Ella – that’s a 20 lb. bag every month.

The acts of compassion and kindness don’t end there. Friday, CAF posted a photo of  Carmen, a very small dog who had eight puppies via a c-section.

The puppies need to be supplemented with goat’s milk every four hours in order to keep Carmen strong and healthy.

Goat milk is nutrient-rich and more digestible for puppies than is milk from cows.

Carmen and her hungry puppies.

Carmen and her hungry puppies.

In a matter of minutes, world-renowned and Arcata-based cheesemaker Cypress Grove Chevre responded with a supply of fresh goat milk for mama Carmen.

The need goes on at CAF. Those wishing to help can bring any donations to the store or donate online at cafanimals.org/donate.

(707) 826-7387, 88 Sunny Brae Center.

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5 Responses to “Ella’s Leg Removal Paid For, Carmen & Pups Get Milk Supply”

  1. Deanna Brown

    OK, I teared up on this one! We can change the world one step at a time! Thanks to the caring hearts!

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  2. Deanna Brown

    OK, I teared up on this one! We can change the world one step at a time! Thanks to the caring hearts!

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  3. Deanna Brown

    OK, I teared up on this one! We can change the world one step at a time! Thanks to the caring hearts!

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  4. Deanna Brown

    OK, I teared up on this one! We can change the world one step at a time! Thanks to the caring hearts!

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