P.O. Box 11265 College Station TX 77845 United States
P.O. Box 11265 College Station Texas US

Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes social, healthy pit bulls. Based out of the Bryan/College Station, Texas area, LWHPBR welcomes pit bulls from kill shelters all over the state, and in some cases, even nationwide. We have made a name for ourselves as the rescue who does not shy away from difficult cases  we lean in to difficulty and embrace the challenges. We have helped over 100 pit bulls since our founding in 2011 and with the help of our followers, our important work only continues to grow. Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue was founded in 2011 when two pit bulls were found burned and left for dead on the side of the road. While one of the dogs went to the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital and was later adopted by one of their staff members, the other Esperanza  was brought to Aggieland Animal Health Center & Pet Resort where the executive director of Long Way Home Animal Sanctuary worked. While many might have given up due to time and/or funds, Esperanza was willing to fight for her life and we were too. Esperanza raised approximately $10,000 for her extensive wound care and maintenance, made a name for herself in the local community, and brought a positive light to how resilient and forgiving this amazing breed is. Esperanza won her battle over death and was adopted by Gwendolyn Inocencio, the executive director of LWH Animal Sanctuary in 2011. Because of Esperanza and a group of very passionate animal welfare advocates, Long Way Home helped change the perception of pit bulls in the Brazos Valley and aided in the change of euthanasia policies in the two local shelters. That fall, in honor of our sweet Esperanza and the other LWH Animal Sanctuary pit bulls, Long Way Home welcomed its first class of adoptable pit bulls and began the creation of what is now known as our Long Way Home Army & Family! Since then, we have gone on to save approximately 100 more pit bulls while continuously strengthening our bond with local Texas shelters and growing our vast network of pit bull loving supporters! In 2014, we welcome Stephanie Kotick, M.P.A., as our President & Program Director and Amanda Dowell, our Vice President and Program Director. For about a year and a half, these two women ran Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue and took it from a ?one dog at a time? organization to a sustainable entity with a flush foster roster of individuals looking to open their homes and hearts to homeless pit bulls in need. In the latter part of 2015, Stephanie and Amanda were accompanied by three new staff members ? Breanna Frasier, our Events & Fundraising Coordinator; Madden Murphy, our Volunteer & Donations Coordinator; and Matthew Sanders, our PR Director. This group brings creativity, passion, and expertise to our organization and we are looking forward to our future together!

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