Local animal rescue group awarded grant

Special to The Dispatch

August 31, 2013 4:02:42 PM


The Columbus-based Shaw Pit Bull Rescue Inc. has been awarded a $1,500 grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The funds will be used towards the care and housing for the 30 dogs in SPBR's care as a result of the Montpelier hoarding case in June of this year. 


"Shaw Pit Bull Rescue is so very thankful to the ASPCA for this generous grant award," said Aimee Shaw, president of Shaw Pit Bull Rescue. Six additional welded wire kennels had to be purchased to house these dogs, and this grant will help cove that cost." 


In late June, Animal Control officers from Columbus and Starkville, along with Clay County deputies, Golden Triangle Horse Rescue, Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, and Aberdeen and Starkville humane societies assisted in the seizure of five horses, 23 pit bull dogs, and four other dogs that were living in horrible conditions. Most of the dogs were severely flea infested and thin, and some were very emaciated. 


For more information, visit shawpitbullrescue.com or the organization's Facebook page at facebook.com/ShawPBR


Shaw Pit Bull Rescue Inc. is a Mississippi non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation organized in 2012.


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Our new address is:


Shaw PBR

368 Old New Hope Road

Columbus, MS 39702



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.

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