Meet Sara Ell
Sara Ell has a passion and love for dogs – she’s raised Labrador Retrievers her whole life – and she believes animals can make an enormous difference in people’s lives. Her two Labs are certified therapy dogs, and they make frequent visits to Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
As the fiancée of a veteran, Sara is also involved with the veteran community. In addition to her hospital visits with her therapy dogs, Sara and her daughter bring the dogs to the local VA hospital to work with veterans.
She is honored and excited to raise KNBC-TV’s future service dog for America’s VetDogs; raising a future service dog for a veteran with disabilities resonates with her, knowing that someday, this dog could help mitigate symptoms that result from PTSD or other disabilities. “Animals can be so adaptable to an individual’s needs and can help tackle difference surroundings. They instantly put smiles on anyone’s face who they may encounter.” – Sara Ell.
In addition to her work with veterans and therapy dogs, over the past five years, Sara has donated her time and energy to numerous charity organizations, including Children Mending Hearts and the Children’s Justice Campaign.