SHAW PIT BULL RESCUE

Promote what you love...rather than bashing what you hate

Columbus, MS   |  http://www.shawpitbullrescue.com/

Mission

Our goal is to provide abused, abandoned or homeless pit bull dogs with the medical attention they need; as well as the love and attention they deserve to heal - both emotionally, and physically.

We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide pit bull owners with the means to seek veterinary treatment; spay or neuter; and provide food and shelter.

We are dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through low-cost veterinary spay/neuter, education, adoption, and breed advocacy.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mrs. Aimee H. Shaw

Vice-President

Mr. Kenneth E. Shaw

Main address

368 OLD NEW HOPE RD

Columbus, MS 39702 USA

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EIN

46-0852468

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Overpopulation What is the primary cause of the death of Pit Bulls (and other breeds) all over the US? Us. Humans. Dogs are being bred indiscriminately by so many people for so many reasons (the number one reason being cold, hard cash) and the Pit Bull is the most prevalent resident of shelters at this time. The fact of the matter is that all puppies are adorable and desirable, but adult pit bulls can be difficult to own - not only because of their strong-willed nature, but because many housing associations and insurance companies won't allow them. It's common sense - puppies grow into adult dogs. In the case of Pit Bulls, they grow into strong adult dogs who are feared by the general public and reviled by landlords and the media. If you are not prepared to make an investment of time, love and training for the life of the dog, you should not own one.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spay it Forward

Spay and Neuter Voucher Program for pit bull type dogs in our area

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Shaw Pit Bull Rescue has a 3-step plan to achieve our long-term goal, which is for all healthy and adoptable American Pit Bull Terriers to be placed in homes.

1. Short Term: Do whatever we can to increase succesful APBT adoptions
Adoption days/drives
Transfer to respected, trusted rescue groups
Foster home placement to give us more time to find permanent homes

2. Medium Term: Reduce the number of animals needing rescue
Work with local legislators to get the Companion Animal Protection Act passed

3. Long Term: Place all adoptable APBT/mixes in responsible homes
We are confident that with the combined efforts of our city and County, the CLHS other local Humane Societies, and Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, we can and will reduce the number of American Pit Bull Terriers needing rescue to a level where all healthy, adoptable American Pit Bull Terrier/APBT mixes will find homes.
Provide medical treatment and behavioral rehabilitation for those in need

Continue fundraising, adoption events, and breed advocacy so that more people can enjoy the love and affection of American Pit Bull Terriers. We hope to soon be able to hold seminars on dog behavior, training, etc. and eventually help develop a dog food pantry and low-cost medical care for those who cannot afford it.

We hold all of our adoption events at Tractor Supply Company locations in Columbus and Starkville, MS. They have been a great asset and supporter to us - offering not only their space to hold our events whenever we would like, but discounts on supplies and materials for our cause.

We have a new volunteer that has done public relations marketing for a shelter in New Orleans, and are hoping she can help us spread the word about our rescue and what we do.

Shaw PBR has been able to provide vouchers to have 57 dogs spayed and neutered through our Spay it Forward Program; and found loving homes for 178 adopt-a-bulls.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SHAW PIT BULL RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Aimee Shaw

Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, Inc.

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Kenneth Shaw

Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, Inc.

Term: 2012 -

Ginger Sparkman

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No