We thought we’d take some time to show our supporters who makes up Born Again Pit Bull Rescue. After Angela Adams founded the rescue in 2007, so many long-term supporters have followed her progress so faithfully and it’s much appreciated! Once the organization became an official non-profit in July 2011, though, a board was formed, which is now helping Angela take the business to the next level and beyond—she doesn’t have to do it all on her own anymore. Who are these mysterious people and what do they do for BAPBR and why? This is part 4of a 6 part series that we’ll be sharing with you, one board member at a time, over the coming weeks, to shed some light on who BAPBR has become as an organization.
How did you hear about BAPBR?
Through volunteering at Multnomah County Animal Services
What drew you to BAPBR?
BAPBR’s willingness to help any pit bull type dog and because to me, BAPBR epitomizes ‘responsible rescue.’
How long have you been involved with BAPBR?
Approximately 1 year
What do you do for BAPBR?
I shoot footage of all the Pit Stop dogs in our program and then edit and create music videos (we call them “Access Doggywood” videos) to help market them and showcase them in action to potential adopters. I also photograph BAPBR dogs, conduct dog temperament evaluations and meet and greets, on occasion.
Why do you support BAPBR – why is it important to you to help this organization?
BAPBR’s ideology and standards are exactly in line with mine. BAPBR is mindful of the matches we make between adopters and dogs–we make sure our foster dogs get everything they need and we treat our foster families like gold because without them, we wouldn’t be able to save lives. BAPBR is not just about rescue, but also invested in other programs that decrease the number of pit bull type dogs that end up in our local animal facilities, or wind up mistreated.
What do you do in your day job (or what have you done if you’re not working at the moment)?
I am a professional photographer (http://www.lisawyattphoto.com/)
Tell us about your personal pets – who you have, names, where they came from, favorite thing about each pet.
Dagger – an 8-year old very fat female kitty, she was my first bottle baby kitten….since Dagger I’ve raised over 40 orphaned kittens.
Dagger is the ultimate cat for dog behavior testing.
Maple – a 4-year old pit bull type dog that is from East Valley Shelter in Los Angeles. She came in pregnant, with a broken leg and sarcoptic mange. She is my only canine “foster failure” of fostering over 20 dogs. When she first arrived at my house as a foster, she helped me raise a litter of 4-week old orphaned kittens….one by one, each kitten got adopted, and when the last one went to its new home, I decided I couldn’t part with Miss Maple. One year later, she, Dagger and I made our escape from LA to Portland! Maple is like a piece of my heart–I really don’t know what I would do without her.
What is your ultimate goal/dream for BAPBR to accomplish?
To be a large component of making Portland America’s most pittie-friendly city!