Stemming from a lifelong passion for animals, one Shattuck-St. Mary’s senior hopes to raise awareness and funds that will help to Save-a-Bull.
Aubrey Stafford ’17 is conducting her senior leadership project in support of the Save-a-Bull Rescue, a local nonprofit based in Minneapolis dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of pit bull dogs and pit mixes in need.
Often misunderstood, stereotyped, and targeted for dogfighting, pit bulls are prevalent in local shelters due to irresponsible breeding and ownership. Organizations like Save-a-Bull and others are focused on providing shelter, training, and resources to help the breed.
Aubrey, who grew up with a rescue dog and has an interest in becoming a veterinarian someday, believes that pit bulls are particularly misunderstood.
“Pit bulls are not an aggressive breed, they are gentle giants,” Stafford said.
Funds raised will be used for vaccinations, food, procedures to spay and neuter shelter dogs, blankets, toys, treats, and more. To learn more about Save-a-Bull and to donate, visit www.saveabullmn.org, or stop by the donation table outside of Morgan Refectory during 5th period through next Thursday.
About Save-a-Bull: Through a dedicated network of volunteers and partners, plus support from our community, Save-a-Bull rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes pit bulls who deserve a second chance. Through volunteer effort, community support, and ongoing education the organization aims to bring back the respect these dogs so greatly deserve.