We welcomed a domestic cat named Josie to our sanctuary in August of 2022. She was a year and a half old at the time. Josie is a very sweet, special needs girl, but so resilient and confident. We’re hoping she and another domestic cat we have here named Edgar might hit it off.

Even though she’s blind, Josie loves every dog, cat and human she meets! She has cataracts and old facial fractures due to trauma of some sort.  She’s been seen by an ophthalmologist but, unfortunately, surgery is not an option for her cataracts.

From Rescued Pets are Wonderful:

“This post breaks our heart… I have gone back and forth with whether to post it.

The picture on the left is what she looked like last November when she originally came to us…

The picture on the right is what she looks like today when she came back to us.

The details are very few but what we know is she was found as a stray last week. Animal control reached out when they found the microchip which was still registered to us. We gave the officer the adopter info and when they tried to make contact the person said they didn’t own a cat. We always take our animals back no matter what so we went to pick her up today and this is what we saw.

She has severe facial trauma and cataracts in both eyes from the trauma. It is hard not to think this is human inflicted but we do not have any proof. This could have been trauma from a car or another animal or really anything. We can do all we possibly can to adopt out animals to loving homes. We have no idea why the adopter didn’t reach out to us if they didn’t want her anymore. Maybe they just let her outside, maybe she got out and they just didn’t want her back. We will never know these answers but this is the number one biggest fear I have in rescue… adopting to the wrong people.

I am sick to my stomach about this situation and the emotions are overwhelming. But I know I need to move forward and get her the care she needs. I will be reaching out to everyone I know and getting her whatever she needs. She is barely a year old and she didn’t deserve any of this!

Life at the Sanctuary

No one has told Josie that she’s different! She’s spunky and full of life. Since the moment she moved into our Animal Care Center, she’s been very active and gets into everything. We’ll never know what she’s been through but we’re happy to provide her the best days ahead.

Though she’s young, her life has been pretty traumatic so far.   Thank you Rescued Pets are Wonderful for taking her back in and getting her the medical attention she needed. In addition, they also stepped up to help a cat in need that a donor had contacted us about!

How You Can Help

Our sponsorship program helps support the cats’ care costs and allows you to form a special bond with them. Would you consider becoming Josie’s sponsor parent?

If you’d consider becoming a sponsor parent at $150/year, we’ll be happy to share updates and photos of her whenever you reach out to us. We want you to be an integral part of her life here, too. You can pay the sponsorship fee in a lump sum or $12.50/month.

Or even a one time donation toward her care would be so appreciated. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.

Thank you for caring about the little domestic ones who need help, too!