Mission: Founded in 1999, BRAT grew out of the need to find adoptive homes for the ever-increasing number of unwanted or improperly placed basenjis. BRAT is comprised entirely of volunteers that assist in the rescue and placement of basenjis throughout the United States and Canada. BRAT participates in the placement of rescued basenjis, shipping them to homes in other parts of North America. Additionally, a great deal of BRAT's efforts are directed towards educating the public about the breed and the difficulties of living with a hunting dog like the basenji. BRAT's ultimate goal is to avoid Basenjis ever ending up in rescue by educating people that are considering the acquisition of one of these dogs.