Abandoned dog found guarding neighbor's home after Camp Fire

Mail Online | 11/18/2018 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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A courageous border collie left to fend for herself in the deadly Camp Fire was found protecting the only home still standing on her block in Paradise.

Ella's owners, Mike and Leahna Copsey, and their daughters Clarisa, eight, and Emma, 10, were forced to evacuate their home after the blaze broke out November 8.

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The family, who had no space in their car, left behind their dog, who was found alive in neighborhood two days later.

A family friend returned to the area where the badly-burned and frightened pup was guarding another resident's home.

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Leahna Copsey, who was sure Ella didn't make it out of the blaze of alive, explained the relieving phone call she had with a family friend while speaking to the Visalia Times-Delta.

'She was protecting it... she was protecting the only house left on the block,' Copsey said.

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Her daughter, Clarisa, also told the outlet: 'She’s a really good dog... so I was really relieved she was alive.'

The Copseys left their Paradise home and traveled to Lake County, roughly two hours away.

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The border collie is currently...
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