Josh — Emerging Hero
Josh. Born with a cleft palate. Taken into the shelter to be euthanized at birth. He laid at the shelter, hungry & cold with his umbilical cord still attached. 2 well known rescue groups Paw Works & Leave No Paws Behind joined paws to save him. The call came in to me, asking if I would take him. I said yes. He arrived cold, & stiff. I worked on him around the clock. After 48 hours, he started to fight & thrive. I started him his own FB page, and he quickly became an internet sensation, proving to the world that birth defects don’t need to be a death sentence. Josh and I ended up landing the cover of Modern dog magazine. It was then that I knew he had a purpose. He inspired me to start a non-profit naming it after him Josh & His Critters. Josh is 3 years old, and in just 1 year, he has raised over $100,000 to save the worst of the worst off death row, including animals with birth defects, terminal animals, & animals in critical need of emergency care, etc. Josh also saves cats, rats, turtles, birds, gophers, pigs, lambs, goats, & rabbits & we find them loving homes. Josh will save anything with a heartbeat. Josh continues to rehabilitate all creatures great & small. Josh’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. He’s made it into the local paper, & been in the news twice for his ongoing efforts here in Los Angeles, CA. Josh will continue to educate the world that all animals deserve a second chance at life, no matter how young, how old, sick, or injured they are. XO Josh And His Critters.