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TLC Rescue - Teresa's Legacy Continues Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The primary goal of our organization is to aid in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, homeless and abandoned animals and to aid in the rescue of animals from the local shelter. We do this through networking and evolved rescue methods. We help provide transport of needy animals to other rescues and receiving no kill shelters in areas where dogs have a much better chance of adoption. We strongly promote spay and neuter. We also provide euthanasia when deemed necessary to end an animals suffering.

Results: We are an approved rescue by the county shelter. We have a solid and stellar reputation. We tend to work on the dogs the other groups cannot help due to expense, foster space or other issue. We specialize in beagles, hounds and pit bulls but will help any special need dog. We have facilitated transport of animals to partner rescues and adopters.

Target demographics: end shelter overcrowding and promote responsible animal care

Geographic areas served: Rowan and Carter county, KY and surrounding areas

Programs: evolved rescue

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Julia does so much to help dogs in Kentucky. Without her they would die. This state needs to make animal abuse a major crime. Keep up the good work to help these unfortunate animals

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue organization. It’s board members are amazing and the woman who runs it truly loves and cares for animals. She has helped many animals that truly needed rescuing, including rescuing animals from a high profile accused animal hoarder. I would give this rescue 100 stars if I could. Keep up the great work, TLC, and thank you for truly caring about and helping animals

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you! We will!

Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of TLC Rescue about 4 years ago through FB. I started seeing the name Julia Sharp in many comments made about recusing. I became a follower and supporter of TLC. Throughout the years this phenomenal lady has worked tirelessly for animal rights and providing a safe place for animals in need. If you want to support a charity, your dollars would be well spent with TLC.

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue is a rescue who is solely devoted to keeping the animals healthy and comfortable, no matter the age. This means senior dogs have the chance to live longer and not suffer. Just because they're old and have numerous health problems doesn't mean they are euthanized, if the animal can be pain free with medications then by all means, it will. This is a true rescue who I have the privilege to care for and I'm grateful for what I have seen Julia do for animals.
Anna, LVT

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Julia83 01/30/2021

And I am grateful to you for the wonderful care our animals receive and for your friendship and support

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Donor

Rating: 5

I "met" Julia through Facebook. I saw a post asking for donations and after reading the story decided to donate what I could afford.
I've dealt with many Rescues and over the years have adopted many. I have found TLC Rescue to be honest and transparent. Julia and her Rescue are ALL about the animals and their care, which includes mental as well as physical. They promote and educate people such as spay and neuter programs. They take on some of the most difficult cases such as older, sick animals who need more than typical medical care.
With Julia, no animal will suffer if she is on the case. I have an enormous respect for her and her Rescue and I plan to donate all I can in the future and to be her friend forever.

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Julia83 01/30/2021

Thank you so much! Your support and friendship mean the world to me!

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Donor

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue does amazing work! They care about each animal in their care and provide everything necessary for those animals. I would recommend them to anyone looking to adopt or if you would like to foster. Great organization to help with a donation so they can continue their good work.

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you so much :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love Julia, not only as a rescue but as a friend. She's put her heart and soul into saving animals for many years. Her rescue does not half do things. When it comes to animals any and everything will be done to save them no matter the cost. Julia's dedication, love, kindness and caring has got her to where she's at today. She's looked up to by so many people in rescue. And when she's on a mission, she will not stop until it's done!

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Julia83 01/30/2021

We love you, too

1 Dianne W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a partner rescue with TLC, I can honestly say that these folks definitely far exceed! These are the boots on the ground people that deal with the locals on daily basis. As a rescue in the NE, what they deal with is simply 'another world' that we don't see other than on social media. We don't have an over population problem like they do in their area, but we assist in being a receiving rescue. They do all the proper vetting required before the animals leave their care and can honestly say that we've never gotten any surprise medical issues from them since they take the time to get everyone in tip top shape to the best of their ability before sending anyone on to their receiving rescues. They truly are top notch!

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you! We think you are pretty top notch, too!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue works in one of many communities in KY that is overrun with an evergrowing overpopulation issue. Their efforts are tireless and they are key role players in caring for the animals no matter how much is necessary. They are great rescue partners with others outside of their area as well to get the animals to the places where they will be a family member and not just an animal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Julia and TLC have been a blessing for animals in Kentucky. I’ve worked with her for years and know personally of her dedication and trustworthiness.

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow rescue organization I can attest to the wonderful work done by this group. An unselfish group of highly dedicated volunteers make this one of the best rescues around. They are a huge asset to the world of animal welfare.

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked closely w/Julia at TLC Rescue for many years and know of multiple wonderful rescue stories worth repeating. However, one really stands out that many may not be aware and I'd like to share that with your readers. A young woman from the West Coast was traveling to her university in the East Coast with her dog and driving through Eastern KY. When merging back onto the interstate after a brief stop, there was a bad wreck involving the young woman's vehicle and a tractor-trailer truck and her car was smashed up and windows broken out and her dog escaped into the wilds around the interstate. Julia Sharp personally went from stores, to gas stations, to vet clinics, to county government offices, to state parks in the vicinity posting flyers about the lost dog. She was "dogged" (pun intended) in her efforts to alert the locals of the missing dog - and this wasn't where Julia lived - she traveled to the area where the wreck occurred to spread the word. Months later, a shaggy, tick-infested, starving dog was seen at a home and the individuals remembered having seen the posters earlier, and lo and behold, IT WAS THE MISSING DOG FROM THE WRECK! The owners and the dog were reunited, all thanks to Julia's extraordinary efforts. She didn't know these people, it didn't happen in her hometown, but there was a dog in need, and she responded passionately - and her efforts paid off. This isn't the greatest rescue I've known Julia to be involved in - that would be from a bogus "sanctuary" holding/mistreating more than 100 dogs - and many people know that story. But the love of dogs and knowing there was a single dog out there in dire straights and in a foreign area caused Julia to spend her time and money and legwork to help. She is an incredible person, working on a shoestring budget, saving as many animals as she can - way more than most people could fathom being able to help. I have so much respect and admiration for Julia Sharp and her group of volunteers at TLC Rescue. They're the "real deal" when it comes to animal rescuers!

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been working with TLC for several years. I've adopted several seniors over the years and their commitment to the animals in their care is second to none. It's nice to be able to donate to a charity and know that your money is going to a good cause.

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Julia83 01/31/2021

Thank you

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with Julia for quite some time and there is no better advocate for dogs in need, or a person who puts all her being and effort into heling those other might well walk past. Julia never gives up, and it is an honor to work with such an organization. The dogs find themselves cared for, and rehomed with great skill and compassion. it is an honor to continue to work with Julia to help those so vulnerable.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a rescue that has worked with TLC for quite a few years, I know how important it is to have faith and belief that the animals are the top priority, as is the case with TLC. It is an honor as a fellow dog rescue to help rehome dogs from TLC's care - no better organization to work with, A rescue partnership is vital in saving lives, and I can't think of a better partner with whom to accomplish our goals. To place animals in the best possible forever appropriate home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is truly the little rescue that could! They are currently caring for quite a few dogs involved in a pretty big court case and are doing a wonderful job providing for their needs. I've known about them for several years and highly recommend this rescue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always fights and does their best for the animals. Experienced rescuers. Very savvy. Great little rescue. Don't hesitate to support them. They are the real deal.

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1 Walton D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered for TLC rescue when they first began and keep up with what they do now. They put the animals mental and physical welfare above everything and make sure that when they are adopted or rescued they go to places that are best for that particular animal. I always know that the animals are getting the best care when with this organization

1 Bobbie C.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue goes above and beyond for the animals! They are professional, educated, and implement healthy practices for the pets they serve. Respect their work and service greatly!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC does a wonderful job serving their community and provides the most incredible, complete care for their animals. I have been fortunate enough to work with them over the years and their volunteers are honest and trustworthy, kind and knowledgeable. You can see how well treated their animals are, all living comfortably in homes until the next part of their journey. Just an excellent community resource!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC is a great rescue that does anything they can to help the vulnerable, sometimes the most vulnerable and difficult, animals. Julia and team are dedicated, friendly, and responsive. I whoeheartedly recommend them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue never fails to get their dogs top notch care. They never shy away from taking dogs that need extensive and expensive vetting!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC is a wonderful rescue. They give top care to each animal they rescue. No expense is spared. All rescues should be as responsible as TLC!!

1 Jan White D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Julia Sharp and TLC have always gone above and beyond for the animals. She help me Co-found a rescue many years ago and still very supportive. Many of the eastern KY dogs would have died if not for her. She is especially generous to the compromised hounds that others don’t help. ❤️

1 Karen P.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue group. Hard working and dedicated to the animals in their care!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a 501c3 organization in the same field, we have loved working with the staff at TLC who are dedicated and passionate about the dogs they help. We are so lucky to be in a rescue partnership with this wonderful organization and have rehomed some of TLC’s rescue dogs. They are always professional and even do everything they can for the other organizations they deal with. Their caring for the animals goes beyond what is expected by most and they help the homeless, abused and neglected no matter what the expense. Thank you TLC for all you do…

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic group of people. They work tirelessly to restore the health and rehome animals that are in need. Thank you TLC for what you will do and what you have done.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The members of TLC have not only saved countless dogs in Eastern Kentucky, they encourage and mentor other local rescues, as well. The members are passionate and compassionate. They are responsible with vetting and transport safety. This is a fine organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TLC is a wonderful rescue. The individuals associated with this nonprofit animal rescue are dedicated to the welfare of Kentucky animals. They tend to the daily needs of the rescue animals and make sure all the medical (routine & beyond) needs are complete. I've met Julia Sharp In person during a trip to KY in 2018, and so glad I did. She's a super trooper for the animals. You can't go wrong supporting TLC! Thanks Julia and everyone with TLC for your dedicated work of helping the animals!!! Bev/Stray Haven

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC rescue is a five star rating in my opinion. It is one who truly cares for not only the highly adoptable animals, but takes in the ones many toss aside as trash, the extreme medical cases where money is spent to help these well deserving animals. I have met Julia Sharp in person. She's got a heart for the matter, takes a stand for the animals and faces the abusers with a brave stand. TLC is well deserving of any donations individuals wish to contribute. The money is used to help the animals. A huge thanks to TLC!!! Hugs, Love and Prayers, Bev :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC is a truly dedicated organization always going above and beyond for the dogs in their care. They are part of a dedicated network of highly reputable rescues and shelters. I can attest firsthand they are professional and caring in all their interactions. They are a true testament to the reputable and unwaivering work a top notch rescue performs

1 Ellie Proctor B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TLC Rescue Group is near and dear to my heart. They work tirelessly for the animals. Please know that any monetary donations are used wisely and appropriately for the best care, treatment, and rehabilitation of each animal. Charlie was a dog I have first hand knowlege of. He was found on a hiking adventure in the middle of nowhere, injured and would have died without the intervention of TLC. I know of many other animals that this group has helped. Very dedicated to the neglected and abused animals in KY. I give them 5+ STARS!!!!! Magnificent folks!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this rescue! They go above and beyond for the animals!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I try to donate as often as possible. This rescue does not shy away from the tough, expensive cases. Every animal gets all the vetting it needs no matter what the cost! TLC is a top notch rescue!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

TLC is a truly dedicated rescue that goes above and beyond to help the innocent animals, who through no fault of their own, wind up in horrible situations requiring medical care, spay/neuter and lots of love. I am proud to know them, especially my friend Julia Sharp, and am grateful for the magic they work. ~ Jill Coletti

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Donor

Rating: 5

TLC rescue is one of the best around! Loving , hard working and dedicated rescuers and honest! They put the well being of the animals first! Great rescue~ highly recommend to donate to and adopt from!

3 Kathy D.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group to work with. Always looking out for the overlooked, neglected, abused animals. Wonderful legacy of love

5 Chris W.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great Network of people who care about the well being of the animals in the area! Very professional and truly a great bunch of people! Keep up the great work!!! Be the voice for the voiceless!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is by far one of the BEST rescues I've ever worked with. The passion they have for saving the neglected, abused and throw away dogs of Kentucky is beyond no other. They do not hesitate to jump in and save a pup. If there was a 10 star rating they would have it. RESCUE ON TLC.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful smaller rescue who loves to help hounds and beagles! They take some really tough cases and give them the love and medical care that will bring them back to full health!

3 Wade W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been working with TLC for approximately five years now. I've followed their many success stories and have seen they way they care about the animals they help. They have a large enough network to work effectively, but small enough to properly oversee every aspect of each animal's care. They also provide an incredible amount of support even after an animal is adopted. They are always there to answer any questions and help guide you through the process of getting an animal acclimated to a new home.

It can be hard to choose where to donate your hard-earned dollars, but this is one charity that I donate to regularly because I know that my money is always well spent. If you too care about animals, I strongly urge you to donate to this charity, as I do on an ongoing basis, and adopt animals from this rescue, as I have done.

2 Debbie W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TLC rescue is a rescue that’s one in a million!! They go above and beyond the love and care for the animals that are abandoned and abused. I give my upmost respect and gratitude to the people who are a part of TLC especially my dear fiend Julia Sharp ❤️❤️❤️ TLC is what real rescue is all about!

2 Lisa K.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

When you think about rescue, most people just think its taking in happy dogs and cats and tail wags and cuddling and just piles and piles of puppies. But it's so much more, and so much more emotional than I ever thought. These people are literally saving the lives of animals and, at the risk of sounding ridiculous, pulling them from the jaws of hell. They put these animals ahead of themselves, ahead of their own lives and wants and needs. Sometimes making sure these animals are cared for and eat before they do. One of the animal advocates at TLC Rescue is my mother in law. I've watched with my own eyes while she's nursed hundreds of dogs and cats back to health. These poor dogs come to her on death's doorstep. Days from death. She brings them back from the brink in ways that make your heart cry. You can look in the eyes of these dogs and know immediately that they understand they are finally, finally safe. Finally in a place of love, finally able to eat, sleep on something soft, be INDOORS. Our two cats come from TLC; wild ferals born to a cat dumped by her owner in rural KY to be left to the elements, heavily pregnant. I look at my cats and know that if it weren't for TLC and these incredible people, my cats... and so many other cats and dogs, are left to their own. Domesticated animals we've taken into our homes, released into the wild like they aren't part of families. The only missions for TLC is to save these animals. Give them love, food, the chance to survive. They work tirelessly to bring them to health, find them forever homes with people ready to love. That's what this organization is about. Love. Love for God's creatures. Love for what these animals bring to our lives. Love for their wellbeing. My favorite charity, ever.

2 Karla W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great rescue who truly care about the animals and their best interests. Highly recommend TLC ❤

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been partnering with TLC Rescue since they began and with their members for years before that,. TLC puts their heart and souls into saving and helping the lives of dogs from the Rowan County and surrounding area. They are wonderful to work with and go above and beyond what anyone could expect to help every dog they can.