Kansas Pit Bull Rescue founded by two bulldog advocates from Topeka, KS and Leavenworth, KS areas, respectively.
Kansas Pit Bull Rescue expands, adding more bulldogs to the adoption program.
After successfully placing over 120 bulldogs into new homes and becoming one of the more widely recognized pit bull rescue organizations in the Midwest, Kansas Pit Bull Rescue becomes Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue (MABBR). MABBR’s volunteer base grows from four to over 40 and averages 35 dogs in its program.
MABBR places over 80 pit bulls, American Bulldogs and bulldog mixed breeds into new homes who would have otherwise perished in shelters.
In winter, 2007, MABBR rescued “Shiver”, an American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) who had been left for dead in the winter cold. Shiver had severe frostbite and his back side and testicles had actually frozen to the ground. Friendly and calm throughout his entire ordeal, he was taken into MABBR’s boarding program and became an instant celebrity overnight with spots on several Kansas City television stations as well as a clip on Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person” list, which called out the person who left Shiver for dead. Unfortunately, Shiver’s abuser was never found, but he was successfully adopted into a new home following his rescue. > See Shiver on YouTube
With the help of dedicated volunteers and an expanding foster home network, MABBR places over 120 pit bulls, American Bulldogs and bulldog mixed breeds into new homes. MABBR even helped a few non-bulldogs find new families.
The economy took a toll on dog adoptions in 2009 but MABBR was still able to find new families for over 60 deserving pit bulls and bulldogs from Midwest animal control and shelter facilities.
As the economy continued to suffer, so did adoptions. MABBR still managed to place over 35 dogs with new families in the metro.
MABBR launched a new website with a more efficient method to update adoptable dog listings. MABBR placed 25 dogs.
MABBR has 5,000+ followers on Facebook and placed 28 dogs.