Bully Breeds Get a Second Chance With Lander’s New Dog Rescue Service
- Local Champion: Strong Heart Dog Society
- Date Funded: March 13, 2023
- Grant Amount: $13,569
Pit bulls and other bully breeds are commonly abandoned in Lander, particularly because they were not trained and, in some cases, because they were raised for fighting. This has created community safety issues, and the local animal shelters have become overwhelmed (at any given time, 40-60 percent of the dogs at the Lander Pet Connection are bully breeds). To address the issue, a local dog trainer launched a rescue called Strong Heart Dog Society, specifically catering to pit bulls and other bully breeds. Her goal is to train the dogs and help them find loving homes. LOR’s support helped Strong Heart Dog Society purchase equipment (leashes, toys, and more), food, medications, and also helped cover the professional cost of setting up an official 501c3 nonprofit.
This project was fiscally sponsored by the Lander Community Foundation.