By Jesse Busick | The Daily Ledge
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Q&A With Lisa Switzer of Alaska Bully Rescue
Tell Us About Alaska Bully Rescue
Alaska Bully Rescue was created to facilitate the rescue and re-homing of bully breed dogs across the state of Alaska. We are also aiming to educate the public regarding the breed and the misconceptions that people have about them.
Where did the idea come from?
We created Alaska Bully Rescue to fill the growing needs of Alaska to rescue bully breed dogs. Beth has been doing rescue on her own for a few years and after we were introduced and started speaking with each other we agreed that opening a nonprofit to reach this goal was critical. We know that one person alone cannot meet the needs and obligations required to run a dog rescue however we know that by teaming up and reaching out to the public we can make this happen.
When will your business launch?
We launched our Facebook page just under a week ago and since doing so we have gotten over 700 likes and have had a handful of requests to take dogs to rehome as well as getting request from people asking how they can help and if they can volunteer. At this point we are waiting for our 501(c)(3) paperwork to be approved so that we can request grants and hopefully boost donations. As we get more requests it is going to be critical to find a facility to house the dogs we are taking in but in order to do so we need funding. Ideally we would like to be getting consistent donations and be able to open a facility within six months if not sooner.