Piedra Woman Who Rescues Terminally Ill Dogs Using All Her Savings – After Her Car Was Totaled By Hit & Run Driver

Danielle Jones hopes animal lovers will help her cause. Photo: FOX26 Photojournalist Chris Mabe.


FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A Piedra woman who takes in terminally ill dogs is in a big pinch.

Her car was totaled in a hit-and-run crash forcing her to use all her savings for a down payment on a new car.

Danielle Jones has a big heart for hospice dogs.

Our News partner KMPH FOX 26 recently featured her animal sanctuary located in the foothills northeast of Sanger on the Ten O’clock News.

Last Saturday evening coming home from a grocery run for her animals, Jones was a victim of a hit-and-run crash on Highway 180 and McCall.

“So I was trying to catch up with the guy that hit me, so I could get his information, until I lost him and my car went kapoot.”

Danielle’s car was totaled in the crash. With only liability coverage, there’s no insurance money to replace her car. This week, she took a leap of faith.

“I took every little bit of savings I had along with the savings I had for the dogs and purchased a new car,” said Jones. “I can’t be without a car, living forty miles away from town. No way to afford Uber all that way.”

Danielle is on disability and uses a chunk of that money to keep the animals fed.

“I barely scrape by now begging on Facebook when I get new arrivals in with their medical bills. So now on top of that dealing with a new car.”

Danielle Jones is hoping the animal lovers she’s helped in the past will send compassion and a donation her way.

If you would like to donate here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dogs-need-a-new-car

She also encourages anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run crash on Highway 180 and McCall early Saturday evening to call the CHP.