Helping Hands Fund

The APBF Helping Hands Fund was created to provide assistance to responsible Bully breed owners who are facing financial difficulties and are in need of medical assistance for their dogs.

Assistance offered through the APBF Helping Hands Fund is targeted towards, though not limited to special needs such as the following:

  • Spay/Neuter, vaccinations, Heartworm testing, parasite screening, deworming
  • Gastrointestinal surgery: intussusceptions, GDV, foreign body surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeries: amputations, fracture repairs, cruciate repairs
  • Skin and ear infections
  • Ophthalmologic issues

Funding is generated through public donations and the ability of APBF to provide financial assistance varies based on the current balance of the fund. APBF reserves the right to deny any application for any reason deemed appropriate by the Foundation, or, in the event that funds are not currently, readily available for distribution.

Assistance is also available for individuals who personally rescue an animal and fully intend to provide permanent ownership to the dog.

Request Assistance

To receive an application for the Helping Hands Fund, please complete the form below.

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Requirements Include

  • Must be an indoor, family companion, (with the exception of spay/neuter services only)
  • You may only apply for your own dogs/puppies to receive service
  • You must provide reasoning for financial need
  • Application must be fully completed for consideration
  • Must be a Bully breed, (i.e. American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, etc.). Pit Bull mixes are accepted but must have apparent mixture with a Bully breed to be considered
  • You will need to provide proof of income or unemployment
  • You may be required to utilize the services of one of APBF’s veterinarians or specific referrals
  • You must authorize APBF to have access to your dog’s medical records and are obligated to follow up with APBF in regards to any services you receive assistance for
  • Must be able to demonstrate characteristics of a responsible dog owner, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Currently keeps pets out of harm’s way by means of obeying leash laws, not allowing to roam, protecting from the elements, not leaving unattended outdoors when not home
    • Demonstrates initiative in providing basic healthcare, (routine veterinary care, vaccinations, Heartworm and Flea prevention, spay/neuter*) *exceptions considered case by case
    • Makes concerted effort in various areas of maintenance, (training, exercise, and overall effort as a pet owner)
    • We are only able to assist families that reside in North and South Carolina at this time. As our resources continue to grow, so will our ability to provide assistance to families in other states.

    Need Additional Assistance please email: philisha@apbf.dog

Spay/Neuter Request Only

If you are just requesting help with a spay or neuter surgery, please complete the below form:

  • Please include street number, street name, city, state, and zip code.
  • Please describe any, (if applicable) medical attention this dog has received including vaccinations, surgeries, exams, etc., and where those services were rendered. If no veterinary care has been provided, please state no veterinary care.
  • Please share any other information with us that you feel may be relevant