for the Animals
13320 CR 450 West, Umatilla FL 32784, USA
- Memorials -
May 2001- Joseph was taken to the Charlottesville SPCA after supposedly being hit by a car. The workers there quickly gained the rights of ownership and rushed him into surgery at a local animal hospital. Joseph's entire back end had been shattered, his pelvis and legs were broken so severely that foot long incisions had to be made on each side of his hind end and pins had to be placed in the bones to piece them together.
After extensive and extremely costly treatment, Joseph was transferred to our care for the duration of his recovery. Quickly we found that he had come from a very abusive situation. At about eight months old he hadn't even been given a name and we soon learned that he had been beaten- most likely many times- by the man who was raising him.
We were working on healing Joseph emotionally and mentally as well as physically. Although he was using his legs, it was estimated it would be months before he truly would be in good condition and he probably would never be completely normal or as active as other dogs since it is likely that he would suffer from arthritis.
Despite everything, Joseph was sweet to the extreme and only needed a loving and supportive environment to thrive in.
Unfortunately, on 30 May 2001, Joseph died of complications from his injuries. We will miss you, our friend!
Into Your everlasting arms, O God, we commit the soul of Joseph in full assurance of the resurrection to come through Jesus Christ, our Lord; and in the world to come, where there will no longer be any pain or suffering or mourning or death, we shall once again see him fully restored to Your glory. Amen
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New Hope Sanctuary for the Animals is a rescue, haven, and adoption organization for abused, tortured, and abandoned innocent animals and pets. We are based on the Christian principles that God intended humans to follow as guardians of His creation. We are a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the compassionate care of stray and abandoned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, litters, and farm animals (chickens, pigs, etc.). We encourage people to adopt and provide kind and loving care for a cat, dog, kitten, puppy, or litter, as well as to promote humane population control through spaying and neutering. We are involved in direct action in rescuing and placing animals within a network of animal groups across the nation, and in increasing public awareness and education about the abuse, torture, factory farming, slaughtering, butchering and the murder of innocents, and the need to spay and neuter. Through the media, special events, and publications we promote anticruelty, love, compassion, mercy, respect, and kindness towards all animals, animal theology, and compassionate alternatives to animal products.
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