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Biffle Foundation to the local ‘rescue’

Seven, a one year old Pit Bull mix hit by a car, emaciated and left for dead was rescued and rehabilitated by Bully Breed Rescue in 2012. Seven is still looking for a forever home. With Seven are Bully Breed Rescue fundraising chairman Blake Polett, left,  and president, Heidi Leuders. (Geoffrey Tischman Photography)

Seven, a one year old Pit Bull mix hit by a car, emaciated and left for dead was rescued and rehabilitated by Bully Breed Rescue in 2012. Seven is still looking for a forever home. With Seven are Bully Breed Rescue fundraising chairman Blake Polett, left, and president, Heidi Leuders. (Geoffrey Tischman Photography)

Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. a small local animal rescue located in New Canaan and dedicated to rescuing and re-homing the pit bull class of dogs, including American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers received a $3,000 grant this week from the Greg Biffle Foundation located in Mooresville, N.C. This foundation, started in 2005 by NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and his wife Nicole, creates awareness and serves as an advocate to improve the well being of animals, by engaging the power and passion of the motorsports industry.

The Greg Biffle Foundation donates to local humane societies, no-kill animal shelters, and spay and neuter clinics from coast to coast. Biffle finished fifth in the 2012 season and races the No. 16 Ford Fusion sponsored by Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.

New Canaan’s Heidi Leuders serves as president of Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. and former Darienite Blake Polett, now living in Norwalk, is fundraising coordinator for rescue. During 2012, the rescue placed thirty dogs in their forever homes. A volunteer-supported organization, Bully Breed Rescue’s goal is to give these precious, often misunderstood dogs, a second chance at the wonderful life they deserve. All rescues are temperament tested and an education program strives to inform people about the abusive and neglectful conditions some pit bulls live in everyday. Bully Breed seeks to offer their rescues good health care, good food and a warm safe place until a forever home can be found.

Vet bills, boarding fees and food can run into thousands of dollars a month.

Foster homes, food and monetary donations, volunteers and adopters are always needed.

More info: bbrinc.org.

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