We are a 100 percent volunteer organization. Please believe that we want to save them all. Every single one. Our hearts break for bully breeds that are turned out, abandoned, or surrendered because of circumstances beyond their control. That's why we appreciate your willingness to volunteer or financially support our rescue. We know that you want to save them all, too.
What we do
- Rescue bully-breed dogs from Alabama animal shelters and place them in foster care to prepare for adoption.
- Accept back into our rescue any dog that was adopted from Bama Bully Rescue, if at any time the adopters are unable or unwilling to care for the dog.
- Provide medical, behavioral and other support to our foster homes until dogs accepted into our rescue are adopted into their furever homes.
- Spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, heartworm test/treat, train and provide all necessary tools to help our dogs be the best breed ambassadors they can be.
- Educate the public regarding responsible ownership of bully-breed dogs.
- Educate about Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) laws.
- Provide financial assistance, whenever possible, to low income owners who need help with the expense of veterinary services in order to keep their dogs at home, and to Good Samaritans, who rescue strays, but need help getting them spayed or neutered.
What we don't do
- We do NOT accept owner surrenders. We pull dogs from shelters across Alabama. Shelters rely on us to take dogs that have wonderful dispositions, and will be bully breed ambassadors, but need extra medical attention for heartworm treatment, mange, congenital deformities, or severe injuries.
- We do NOT rescue dogs outside Alabama. Our mission restricts us to the thousands of Alabama bully breed dogs that live in shelters across the state.
- We can NOT enter private property to retrieve dogs that are abused or neglected. This is a job for specially trained animal control officers, who have the authority to enter private property if they suspect animal cruelty.
- We do NOT operate an animal shelter. We are completely foster-based, and are therefore unable to rescue strays. We will only pull a dog from a shelter if we have an open foster home.
- We do NOT allow dogs to leave our program intact. The law requires us, as a 501(c)(3) rescue, to make sure that all of our dogs are spayed/neutered before they are placed in adoptive homes.