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Family starts benefit fund in honor of lost pet
Family starts benefit fund in honor of lost pet

A week after their family pet was killed in dog attack, one South Hill family is using their personal loss to help other animals in the Spokane area.


Dan Pelle was walking his dog Koko near Chase Middle School on Thursday, December 12th, when two pit bulls attacked her. Koko’s injuries were so severe that she had to be put down. The Pelles adopted Koko from SpokAnimal a decade ago and want to do something to help other shelter dogs.


“We will forever miss our girl, but establishing a lasting legacy in name will aid us in the healing process,” said Dan Pelle.


The Pelle have teamed up with SpokAnimal to start the Koko Lifesaver Fund to benefit dogs with special medical needs or injuries that enter the shelter. The Pelles wanted to ensure that SpokAnimal will be able to accept those animals and make sure they get the care they need.


“Our family knows that we needed to something to honor this extraordinary dog and many people have asked  us what they can do to help,” said Pelle. “We have always believed strongly in adopting shelter dogs and we spread the words about the great pets to be found there.”


Donations to the Koko Lifesaver Fund can be made to SpokAnimal, 710 N. Napa, Spokane, WA 99202. Family

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