In the midst of chaos, 'owner' Leahna Copsey thought about Ella and hoped for the best. But they had to go. HEARTLESS AND CRUEL!
CALLEY CEDERLOF: ‘The Copsey family was forced to evacuate their Paradise home as the swift-moving fire tore through their neighborhood. In the midst of chaos, ‘owner’ Leahna Copsey thought about Ella and hoped for the best. But they had to go… As the hours trailed on and news of the devastation began to fill news outlets and social media, they began to fear the worst.
Then they learned their home was gone. Surely Ella was, too. Then, a friend called. He had gotten back into the evacuated area on Saturday. And through the haze in this destroyed town he’d seen Ella, right there in front of the next-door neighbors home.
“She was protecting it,” Copsey said. “She was protecting the only house left on the block.” The family erupted in excitement. Ella had been burned and was exhausted, but she was going to be alright. “She’s a really good dog, so I was really relieved she was alive and it was only minor burns,” Clarisa said.
Ella was treated for her burns and is staying with the family’s oldest daughter, Kayla Westman. Westman has several photos and videos of Ella sleeping on her chest, her legs wrapped in bandages… At the Butte Humane Society, they picked up a dog crate, bed, food and toys for Ella. The generosity brought Copsey to tears’. MORE…