Let’s put an end to homeless animals!

Krista Snyder
Vice President

Heather Harphant
Board Member and 

Event Coordinator

Lisa Cantrell
Secretary and 

Board Member

Melynda Blevins
Board Member and

Rescue Manager

Katherine Hartung

Board Member 

Garri Guecking

Board Member and 

TNR Coordinator

It all started when we got a call about a German Shepherd who needed our help.  He had been tied to a tree in a backyard in Middletown, Ohio for almost 4 years.  Emaciated, heartworm positive, with horrible chronic ear infections and just ready to givve up, we got the new involved to get donations for his huge vet bill (that was about $7000) and he went viral.  We named him Joseph because of Joseph in the bible who was left for dead and ended up being a king.  We raised over $100,000 that went to the no kill shelter that took him and found him a home.  Then we kept getting calls to save others who needed help.  We formed a team of animal lovers and help animals of all types (so far that includes ducks, a love bird and some wild birds) in the Middletown, Ohio area.  We are working very hard to have a rescue center so that we can save many more.


Meg Melampy
President and

Co Founder

our leadership team


​​Joseph's Legacy strives to regain hope and respect for all animals.  We educate the public about animal welfare and inform them of the extreme lack of awareness.  Joseph's Legacy rescues animals, including those in need of costly medical care, who would otherwise be turned away. Joseph's Legacy is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.



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