Located in masachusettes, Pittie Love Rescue is an all volunteer run non-profit whose goal is to ensure that their rescued dogs will never again suffer from abuse or neglect. They work with shelters and other rescue organizations throughout New England to help as many dogs as they can financially support. They employ a foster-home-based system for the dogs so that instead of staying in a kennel awaiting adoption, they are able to be in loving homes learning to properly socialize. All of their dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped prior to adoption. 100% of the funds donated go directly to the pit bulls in their care.
“Angel City Pit Bulls is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future for pit bulls by promoting their positive image as loving family companions through education, public advocacy, adoptions, and responsible pet ownership.”
Founded in 2010 in Los Angeles, Angel City Pits primary mission was to bring awareness to the high euthanasia rate of bully breeds in local shelters, and to save as many as possible. Another foster-based program, they also run entirely on donations and the help of volunteers. Donations are always welcome in any form, instead of money they also need blankets, toys, crates, or food.
Angel City Pitts is a member of the NKLA Coalition whose aim is to make Los Angeles completely no-kill.
Villalobos Rescue Center is a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned Pit Bulls in the 9th Ward, New Orleans. They relocated from California to Louisiana after joining the efforts during hurricane Katrina and realizing there was a great need for rescues. They work hard to rehabilitate and socialize abused pits to give them the best chance at adoption. On their website they share some interesting statistics about what it takes to run VRC.
These are just a few of the many reasons that it is so important to support your local shelters.
“Our efforts are aimed at restoring the breed to its former position of esteem in the hearts and minds of people everywhere.”
Founded in 1994, Out of the Pits is a not for profit organization that seeks to re-educate the public about the true nature of the pit bull. Located in Albany, they travel throughout New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut visiting schools with certified therapy pit bulls to teach children about these misunderstood dogs. Out of the Pits also operates as a rescue and has successfully re-homed over 1,000 pits. This coming year they will be launching a free pit bull spay/neuter program to help prevent overpopulation and irresponsible breeding as is estimated that only 1 in 600 pit bulls turned over to shelters find loving homes.
The American Pitbull Foundation focuses on promoting responsible breed ownership through education, programming, and assistance. They aid in adoptions and offer both medical and financial assistance to responsible owners of pit bulls. On top these daunting tasks, they also created the campaign “Operation Sidekick” which pairs rescued pit bulls with war veterans suffering from PTSD.
“Over 22 veterans a day are lost to suicide, which is now the leading cause of death in the military, surpassing war. Over 4,000 Pit Bulls are killed every day. APBF is the first organization to bridge the gap and exclusively train rescued pit bulls as service dogs to help our veterans overcome the daily struggle of PTSD and depression.”