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Causes: Animals

Mission: Improving the lives of bully-type dogs and the people who love them. MPBF is a foundation, but above all, it is a group of animal advocates working as one. We are regular people who love animals, specifically pit bull type dogs. We don't necessarily have more time, money, or resources than anyone else. Our daily lives include jobs, classes, partners, families, kids, and animals of our own. We are different amongst ourselves in many ways, yet are united by our passion for pit bulls. In that union, we can do great things. We can make a difference... and we do. Not because we have more, but because we want more. More for our community and more for our beloved breed. We are people with a passion for pit bulls and there is always room for one more!

Target demographics: Improving the lives of bully-type dogs and the people who love them.

Geographic areas served: North Carolina

Programs: *Facilitates the rescue, and permanent placement of Pit Bull type dogs who were abandoned, neglected, abused, and/or surrendered within NC *Promotes education about Pit Bull type dogs to the general public, media, and law makers *Promotes and teaches responsible dog ownership *Supports community needs relating to the benefit and welfare of Pit Bull type dogs. *Brings communities together to strengthen the responsible dog owner's rights *Opposes BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)in all forms, including actively opposing any legislation, either currently on the books or in the form of a bill, that we feel is unfair and/or impedes on the rights of responsible dog owners *Supports and helps enact more legislative penalties against animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and irresponsible actions *Works in conjunction with other rescue groups to promote the values of our organization While we promote our vision for all breeds, we specifically support Pit Bull and other Bully type breeds.

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9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

The absolute worst nonprofit I have ever dealt with. No one takes responsibility for giving correct, clear information and they give nothing but excuses of being "busy" as if no on else on Earth is. If you don't have time to deal with questions, concerns, paperwork, etc., don't stretch yourself thin by being involved. I was horribly misinformed and they were highly unprofessional in their handling of the situation. I fostered and adopted. And almost a month later I haven't yet received all paperwork for the dog. They boast trained dogs yet I have to spend more for obedience classes. When fostering for the first time, no one followed up with me how anything was going & not until I asked did they disclose all this extra training they expected me to do when I told them I was inexperienced from the get go. After having to put down my own pet for biting, I expressed a need to foster a well established dog which they assured me would be no problem. They gave me a stray that was mouthy and bit/cut my face and then suggested it was my fault cause I had "lost control" even though they never advised me on what to do other than one email. I could've easily spent less to get a dog of equal quality at animal control or the Humane Society and saved myself the hassle of mindless communication with these inept people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so lucky to be a part of The Merit Pit Bull Foundation. I have adopted from them as well as fostered pups for them. I do community outreach and education as well as run events. The passion that the members of this rescue group is phenomenal and they put the dog's needs first because that is what it is about....the dogs. I have met some of the best people and have acquired a group friends that are dear to my heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One day on my morning run I saw this scared little dog that looked lost and confused! I couldn't just leave her so I got her to follows home. Now what? I reached out to all my animal loving friends and was introduced to Merit Pit Bull Foundation. The dedication and selflessness of the people in this organization is unbelievable! They don't just try to rescue dogs, they try to help people with their pets and change policies and laws. They make the world a much better place! Being involved with this group has made me a better person! They are truly amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked in rescue, as a shelter worker, and as a foster home, foster coordinator/board member, for several years and Merit is absolutely one of the most amazig rescue groups to work with! The volunteers are a close-knit group that make new members feel like part of the family. Not only does Merit rescue, they do a tremensous amount of educating and community outreach, and believe that there are many aspects to saving lives. I am greatful to be part of this group!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my beautiful female pit bull from Merit over 2 years ago. They are an amazing group of devoted volunteers. I was impressed by the well rounded beliefs they had regarding this ostracized breed. They rescue, foster, educate, and heal. They are passionate spirits and loyal to their cause to promote the dissolution of "breed specific legislation". Which basically allows the ban of pit bull breed type dogs. Yes, there are laws forbidding and/or controlling the types of dog breeds someone can own and how to care for them. I highly recommend the Merit Group to anyone I know looking to adopt a pit bull. A honorable hard working group with hearts full of love and support.

Caroline35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be a member of the Merit Pit Bull Foundation family since 2012. I have made great friends and had so much fun doing community outreach events and helping to find sweet dogs loving homes.

Paula E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Merit Pit Bull Foundation is a wonderful resource in NC. They educate, foster, save and enthusiastically stand up for Pit Bulls. I have learned so much from other volunteers of this wonderful group of selfless people. One of my furbabies came out of this organization. They saved his life and now he is part of my family. I am proud of the work they do all throughout NC and surrounding other areas!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with The Merit Pit Bull Foundation since 10/24/12. We have come a long way, learned and grown. We've had successes and setbacks, but if you want to volunteer with a rescue that puts dogs first, and egos last, we are your rescue! This is the most diverse group I have ever worked with! As a foster home you will have orientation, training and support. As an event volunteer you will have fun socializing with other vollies and educating the public about our dogs. There are many behind the scene vollie positions as well. No matter your talent, we can put it to use! We hope to become a voice for Pit Bull type dogs and the people who love them, across the Southeast. We welcome everyone!

Cathy91

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Oh, how lucky I am to be a part of an incredible group of people! The Merit Pit Bull Foundation is a leader in the fight for justice for a mislabeled and misunderstood breed of dogs. You can feel confident every Merit fostered dog is in a loving home, receiving top-notch care, training and socialization. Be part of the change you wish to see in the world!