About Us

Located in Dutchess County NY, AFF has been working nationally to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs since 1985.

MISSION STATEMENT
To secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs.

OUR ORGANIZATION
Animal Farm Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, has been rescuing and re-homing animals, as well as making grants to other humane organizations, since the mid-1980’s.

We currently dedicate our resources to securing equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs. Whether the dog is called a “pit bull” because of a documented pedigree, or merely on the basis of physical appearance, recognizing that these dogs are individuals for whom we are responsible is an integral step toward a compassionate future for all dogs.

 

WHY “PIT BULL” DOGS?
When we started rescuing and re-homing dogs, we focused on American Pit Bull Terriers. Over time, we realized that the dogs we were helping were not necessarily pure bred American Pit Bull Terriers, but dogs that people called “pit bulls.” “Pit bull” is not a breed or breed mix, but an ever expanding group that includes whatever an animal control officer, shelter worker, dog trainer, politician, dog owner, police officer or newspaper says it is.

This opened our eyes to the dogs in front of us. These are the dogs that need our help.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  • Makes grants to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs
  • Rescues, trains, re-homes “pit bull” dogs through our shelter.
  • Provides consulting services for sheltering professionals on dog evaluation, training, enrichment, adoption strategies, public relations and communications.
  • Offers no-cost, hands-on internships to shelter professionals and volunteers.
  • Offers lectures and presentations at conferences, shelters, universities and community events.
  • Hosts visitors of all ages and interests to meet our dogs and experience our mission firsthand.
  • Maintains an extensive historical collection of advertising, art, photographs, books and magazines featuring “pit bull” dogs.
  • Produces and distributes free positive-image materials that celebrate “pit bull” dogs.

For more information, please visit our website.

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