RESCUE OF THE MONTH
Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue
In 2003, Kansas Pit Bull Rescue (KPR) was founded by two dog lovers who were tired of having to turn homeless pit bulls away from their small foster home network due to lack of space, volunteers, and funding. Their goal was to assist pit bull-type dogs who found themselves in high kill shelters in the Midwest. With significant help from supporters and donors, KPR placed over 100 needy pit bulls and pit bull mixes into responsible forever homes within their first two years as a licensed non-profit organization.
As they met more local bully lovers, KPR expanded in 2005 and created Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue (MABBR), a foster home network maintained entirely by volunteers. Since its expansion, MABBR has successfully placed hundreds of pit bull-type dogs into permanent homes. “With hard work, dedication, and charitable donations, we believe MABBR will continue to have a tremendous impact on bully breed dogs in the Midwest.”
$5 from each Metal Rescue sold this month goes to support Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue.
- To facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless dogs identified primarily as pit bulls, pit mixes, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs, and mastiffs by placing said dogs into solid, stable homes.
- To provide for the care, medical treatment and rehabilitation of said dogs.
- To provide training and socialization of said dogs in preparation for adoption.
- To conduct interviews, home checks, and verify references of potential adopters.
- To aid in the prevention of suffering, cruelty and homelessness of said dogs through the dissemination of information and public education.
MABBR volunteers rescue dogs from a variety of different situations. However, most of the dogs in their program come from small shelters in the Midwest where they have little chance of getting the exposure they need to find the right adopters. All the dogs in their program are temperament tested and evaluated on a daily basis until they find their new home.
Most MABBR dogs are in foster homes where they are socialized with other dogs, children, and adults. Foster families play a big part in their success as they not only invite these dogs into their homes and care for them, but they also spend countless hours working with their foster dogs to ensure they are stable and well-mannered pets.
MABBR takes the responsibility of choosing good adoption prospects very seriously. Although they don’t expect the dogs to come to them with perfect manners, they do expect them to be friendly with all people. MABBR has a zero tolerance policy with dogs that exhibit human aggression and will not place dogs that exhibit dangerous behavior towards humans. “As responsible bully owners and rescuers, it is our duty to make sure the dogs in our program are good breed ambassadors.”