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Joseph's Legacy Rescue

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Ted is such a loving boy. He is about 9 years old and has lived a long yet rough life on the streets of Lindenwald. He was sick and injured laying in one spot for days before a very sweet little girl found him and urged an adult to get him help. Luckily this adult is with another rescue and a close friend of mine. We knew he needed to get to safety so I welcomed him in to my home. The owner had said "I don't think he's going to live much longer". No, he wouldn't have. You were just letting him lay there and die. He is FIV+ that means he could NOT heal this on his own. When I posted intake photo I had another friend let me know that he would lay out in the middle of the road. Basically waiting to get hit. Now, he lounges on carpet, cat beds, chairs and cat trees. He is in a home that is temperature controlled. He has a roof over his head that will keep him dry on rainy nights. Safe from cars, humans and other animals. Safe from more diseases or wounds from others. This boy should have never lived such a hard life. Ted can live peacefully and safely in a home with other cats. He is FIV+ but it is spread by bad cat fights that exchange blood. Ted is so relaxed, he doesn't mind other cats at all. He will even cuddle with one of his foster brothers. Please don't let him being FIV+ get in the way of adoption, it truly will not harm you or your animals. He just cannot heal as well on his own. He does have - what isn't a medical term but i call it - gunky eyes. They aren't terrible but he does need some assistance cleaning his eyes every couple of days. His vet said it's something that will always be there but nothing to be alarmed about. Just to keep them clean and he will be a happy boy! All Ted wants to do it lay in your lap, get kisses and love you unconditionally. He is not feral. He starves for human love. He desperately wants a loving and compassionate human to call his own. Ted is FIV+ and I'd like to take a moment to tell you a little about what that means for him and what that could mean for you. When a cat has FIV, they have a weak immune system. Truly, no big deal. This means if they get any sort of illness, take them in to the vet for antibiotics so their body can have assistance fighting it off. So here's the facts: FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.) A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.  Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. We encourage you to do your own research if you're hesitant or unsure. Our FIV cats are perfectly fine to join your home and other animals. If we had any concern about it, we would certainly voice those concerns to you before adoption. 

Gracie Mae is approximately a 1 yr old Whippet mix. She is very shy at first but when she gets to know you, watch out because she'll be your shadow. We are still working on house training but she's good in her crate. She's becoming a spunky, energetic, and loveable little girl who LOVES to run! She is utd on shots and microchipped and will be spayed soon. If you are interested in meeting Gracie Mae, she will be available for adoption through Josephs Legacy so please fill out an application​!

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There are always animals in need of help and homes.  We are only able to save as many as we have people to help.  Please join us and become a volunteer, foster, or donor.  Without our volunteers, we would not be able to organize and complete our fundraisers that keep us going and able to help the animals.

All of our animals are housed with foster parents who take great care of them.  Food and vetting is provided until they are adopted. We are in desperate need of more Foster Families.  If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please complete an application and we will contact you.

We are currently in need of cat litter and dog food.  We are also looking for someone who may donate a van we can use for our TNR program.  Please visit our amazon wish list and amazon smile as well if you are looking to donate items.

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Since 2013, Joseph's Legacy has been working to help all the animals we can.  Whether it is an animal that is homeless, needs re-homed, or is in need of medical care.  We do not want any animal to suffer or be put down because of something that is out of their control.

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