“My story is one of renewed happiness and trust and is a testament to the positive outcomes of the kind and humane treatment of animals.”
My story begins in 1891. I had a rough start in life as I was terribly abused by my original owner. In a fit of rage one day, he cut off my ears and my tail – but thankfully, I was rescued by a kind local family (the Moore’s) that nursed me back to health. I knew no further suffering while in their loving care. My story is one of renewed happiness and trust and is a testament to the positive outcomes of the kind and humane treatment of animals.
My new home was on a large property beside the Bighead River in Meaford. I loved my backyard. Who knew that many years later it would become such a special place to celebrate the animal-human bond!
– Beautiful Joe
Beautiful Joe Park is a peaceful and serene 8.5 acres of parkland on the banks of the picturesque Bighead River in Meaford, Ontario. The Park is named after me, “Beautiful Joe”.
How did the Beautiful Joe story become so famous you ask? I met a very kind woman from Milton, Nova Scotia who had come to Meaford by train and was visiting my rescuers. Her name was Margaret Marshall Saunders.
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