patrickminaghan's profile image - click for profile

Patrick Minaghan's Fundraiser:

Help Heal Ella

Patrick's Photo


Patrick Minaghan


Ella-Bella has had an unfortunate accident tearing her ACL or more accurately her CCL in dog terms. I am creating this fundraiser simply because I want to be able to afford a great dog the opportunity at the fullest life possible.
A little about Ella, I adopted her from Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge and they labeled her an "American Staffordshire Terrier" Whatever her breed is, she’s beautiful. She was about six months old when I adopted and I have had her for almost two and a half years, her "birthday" is Christmas!
Since adopting Ella, I have noticed a certain quality in her. She has an energy about her that brightens up a room. She warms you with her stare and her playful nature. She also excelled in training and quickly became an incredibly well-mannered dog. Her temperament paired with my interests in counseling and psychology lead us to training for therapy dog work so Ella could help bring that same spark to someone else. Unfortunately, Ella hurt herself the day before an evaluation.
Ella hurt herself just being a dog a running around. She was with another friend of hers and came back limping after a few sprints up and down the field. This was a complete shocker to me, I had no real knowledge of this happening to dogs, but it happens much the same way in humans. Either way, the vet recommends a surgery called a TPLO. With how young my dog is and how long she has to continue a great life doing awesome things, surgery seems the best option. You wouldn't be this far down if you didn't already know; I need your help to heal Ella. I want to afford her the best chance at recovery so that she has the brightest ahead of her. I thank you kindly for donations and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank You!!



Fundraise for this Campaign



Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

Patrick is working on selecting a charity so you can support Help Heal Ella.