January-September, 2017 Statistics

From January 1-December 31, 2017 - Shaw PBR received 1,250 calls for help.


This included owner surrender requests for 348 dogs; 186 stray calls; 476 transfer requests; requests from 3 different dog fighting busts, totalling 97 dogs; 1 BSL Surrender request; 3 requests to board an animal; 5 transport requests; 35 requests to take in other animals; 30 re-post requests; and 64 welfare calls.


We had 43 intakes; 4 returns; 7 transfers (6 puppies to CLHS; and 1 to Sweet Paws Rescue); 4 euthanizations; 3 died in care; and 20 adoptions.  We were only able to convince 9 owners to keep their dogs.

2016 Annual Statistics

From January 1-December 31, 2016, Shaw PBR received nearly 700 calls for help.


This included 182 owner surrender requests; 210 transfer requests; 153 stray sightings; 83 puppy surrender requests; 11 welfare calls; 9 abandoned calls; 18 requests for us to take other animals; and 3 body dump sightings. We were able to convince only 6 owners to keep their dogs.


We had 19 adoptions, and 20 intakes for the year. Unfortunately, we lost 4 this year due to illness or behavioral/liability issues. We entered 2016 with 23 adopt-a-bulls, and are entering 2017 with 21 adopt-a-bulls.

2016 Lifesaving Percentage: 91%



Nor do we know of any other rescues

or shelters that are taking any in




662.386.SHAW (7429)

Columbus, Mississippi

FEIN: 46-0852468

DUNS: 078737353


Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide abused, abandoned or homeless pit bull dogs with the medical attention they need; as well as the love and attention they deserve to heal - both emotionally, and physically.


We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


We are dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through education, adoption, and breed advocacy.