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Our mission is to save as many stray-shelter Pit bulls as possible, while educating the public and giving this breed a 2nd chance at life!

R.A.S. Pit bull Rescue is a non-profit rescue devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pit bulls, and American Stafford Shire Terriers in Southeast Texas area shelters, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership.

Our world is over populated with animals, espically Pit bulls. Most shelters do not allow Pit bulls to be available for adoption to the public. This is where we step in. Spaying & neutering is critical in our time, in order to try and contain this over population.Often people lack the understanding of this breed's true history, gentleness with people, wonderful temperament, intelligence and behavioral conformation.The ATTS (American Temperment Tests Socirty) stats show our breed's true temperament, putting it in the top four for temperament. Pit bulls work in some of the best Search and Rescue groups in the world, saving countless lives each year. Often our media censors and refuses to print the breed name "pitbull' when in connection with a positive act such as saving a person or child from a burning house, drowning, wild attacking animals, etc. In most situations people are siding with and protect animal abusers by marking the breed of dog, and not the irresponsibility of the owner. It takes alot to be a repsonsible pit bull owner. We make great personal sacrfices to take care of our dogs responsibly. We send them to obidence classes, train them and also work with them towards becoming Pit Bull Therapy dogs like Bella.

Why do we do what we do?

Maybe its that big, beautiful head, just begging to be rubbed. Maybe it’s those soulful eyes, leading me straight into a wounded heart. Maybe it’s that childlike spirit… full of innocence and hope… despite the harsh realities of the world. Maybe it’s that joyful smile, saying to the critics: “I know you think I’m mean. I know you don’t trust me. But even though you hate me… I still love you.”

...Maybe it’s the loyalty… the unwavering devotion in the face of cruelty, neglect, and abuse. Maybe it’s the fact that this very loyalty… this precious gift of allegiance… is exploited every day by evil humans with sadistic motivations.

Maybe it’s the undying will to please their master, the drive for praise at any cost, or the endless desire for compassion of any kind. Maybe that’s what makes them so special…

Maybe it’s the love… the love that waits… often for an entire lifetime… to be given. The love that dies… in the dogfighting ring… on the end of a chain… or at the pound. The love wasted, the lives forsaken, the beauty forgotten… Maybe that’s what I see in them…

Maybe it’s because the media has inaccurately and wrongfully demonized one of the most loving, loyal, and incredible breeds on Earth—the Pit Bull. Maybe it’s because the public believes these mistruths and joins in the bashing. Maybe it’s because Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) has enacted laws banning these amazing creatures… laws that seek to destroy every last living, breathing Pit Bull in America. Maybe it’s because, for the lucky few Pit Bulls in loving homes, BSL rips them away from their families and sentences them to death. Maybe it’s because these precious souls can’t understand why this is happening to them… as they cry out for their families, just before they are killed…

Maybe that’s why I fight for them…

Maybe it’s because Pit Bulls are the most abused breed in existence… and the most highly euthanized breed in shelters. Maybe it’s because, in many American shelters, strict policies prohibit the adoption of bully breeds, eliminating all hope for these dogs. Maybe it’s because, even when given the chance for a family, no one wants to adopt them. Maybe it’s the heartbreak of knowing, that after a lifetime of suffering… and then being dumped at the pound, their only way out… their only chance for mercy… is death.

Maybe that’s why I care so much…Maybe it’s because, even in no-kill shelters, Pit Bulls often spend their entire lives waiting for someone to take them home. Maybe it’s because, for so many, that adoption day will never come. Maybe it’s because, while waiting on that unlikely chance for a family, many of these dogs will slowly lose their minds living in a tiny shelter kennel. Maybe it’s because, due to the stress of shelter confinement and the lack of socialization, their already small chances of adoption are soon reduced to no chance at all of ever getting out. Maybe it’s because, for bully breeds, the never-ending dream of having a family of their own… is only a dream…

THIS is why we love out pit bulls.
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