Also we offer owner surrender and stray dog assistance. Besides rescuing and adopting, FBR provides microchipping, promotes spaying/neutering and responsible ownership. We offer outreach and education to high risk communities about the illegal practice of dog fighting. We encourage reporting cases of neglect and abuse.
At no cost, FBR provides dog therapy services for seniors (Golden One), homeless women and children (Evangel Home), and disabled veterans (Disabled Veteran’s Program). Our canine rescues, some of whom were once the victims of unspeakable cruelty, help to heal a child or put a smile on a senior citizen or veteran’s face. The transformation our dogs can bring to a lonely, sad or disabled person is priceless.
Unfortunately many U.S. cities, counties and states, as well as governments abroad, are attempting to ban the ownership of these much maligned dogs. To combat this, FBR strives to educate the public about the bullies and their true nature, and encourages everyone to become advocates for them. Historically, Pit Bulls and bully breeds have been, and continue to be the most exploited and abused breed of dog. For over 100 years people have participated in blood sports, including bull baiting and dog fighting.
FBR routinely spreads the good word about Bullies at elementary, middle, high schools, and colleges. We also provide educational support for struggling owners. Our lost/found dogs network has a high return success rate.
Since its founding in 2008, FBR has rescued over 700 dogs. At this time, the FBR shelter houses up to 40 resident dogs. Some of our bullies were rescued from the community, while others came from abusive homes and high-kill shelters.
FBR has helped many people and very deserving, loving dogs, but we would like to do more. FBR has started a New Shelter Fund as we are in desperate need of a larger area to help even more dogs. More space would permit us to operate our sanctuary, helping elderly, special needs, or hard-to-adopt dogs. These dogs deserve the opportunity to live a full, rewarding life with us where they are cared for and loved. For supporters who can’t afford to donate because the economy, shopping-to-donate through AdoptAShelter.com is a free and easy way to support our cause. Just follow this link to our AdoptAShelter.com shopping page: http://adoptashelter.com/shelters-organization-details/1835/.
One of our most memorable rescues was “Happy.” A good Samaritan reported a Pit Bull-mix on the side of the road at a known dumping ground. The poor thing appeared to be waiting to die. FBR quickly rescued her. Although suffering from severe mange, skin infection, and generally poor health, this little girl was so excited to see us. In just a few short months, with intensive veterinary treatment and a loving environment at FBR, Happy transformed into gorgeous girl, as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Despite her suffering, Happy remained a curious, friendly, and very affectionate girl. Happy was recently adopted and is now is in a home with a wonderful forever family. She’s finally living out her potential as an integral family member and constant companion. We couldn’t be happier for her.
Bon Bon, another dire Pit Bull-mix, is FBR’s oldest resident. Eleven-year-old Bon Bon had never known the comfort of a home and family. FBR rescued him after being tied up in a yard for SEVEN anguishing years. How could his owner have ignored the severely imbedded collar around his neck? Now the only physical reminder of those terrible days is the broad band of scar tissue around his neck. FBR has provided love, attention and care to this very deserving soul. Bon Bon shows gratitude every day with his winning attitude and love for all volunteers and staff. Although he has had a very rough life, his only scars seem to be on the outside. Bon Bon is a very special boy. Even at his age he’s full of love and spunk. He does not hold a single thing against humans for his past mistreatment. He loves walks, pets, and playtime in the yard. FBR will continue to love and care for Bon Bon, but it is our wish that Bon Bon will someday enjoy a family of his own.
FBR’s all-volunteer board is comprised of intelligent professionals with a stellar reputation for professionalism and fiscal responsibility, working along with all rescue organizations, and an above average level of care and compassion. In just four short years, our organization has grown by leaps and bounds and is a model. We are very fortunate to have a very large volunteer base and an even larger group of supporters with over 19,000 Facebook fans.
For more information, or to learn about their available bullies, visit www.fresnobullyrescue.org or call (559) 276-7611.
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