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ABOUT FTTF

Our Mission

Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, Inc. is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 rescue and community outreach organization. Our mission is to promote responsible pitbull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, fight unfair legislation, find qualified homes for sound pitbull-type dogs and other dogs in need in Georgia, and help people and animals within our community.

Our Founder: Jason Flatt

We built Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue on Integrity, Compassion, Commitment and Love for all animals. My style of rescue is a little different than most. I rescue with my heart, and not with my pocket. I never wanted to start my own rescue – I did not want to deal with the bureaucracy that is usually associated with the industry. To this day, I do what I can for the dogs. I started Friends to the Forlorn for them.

I am often asked why, of all the dog breeds, I chose to rescue pitbulls. The answer is simple. Nobody steps up for pitbulls…not even dog lovers. I chose a breed that I felt needed the most help. Most people, including dog lovers, avoid pitbulls. These dogs have such negative stigmas attached to them. I want to help open people’s eyes to the truth. The dogs deserve it.

The pitbull overpopulation problem is out of control. I get hundreds of emails everyday regarding pitbulls in need of forever homes – from 2 week old puppies, to senior dogs, to those who were found abused or neglected. For me, the challenge doesn’t lie in rescuing, rehabilitating, and vetting these dogs. The problem I face is where to place the dogs once they are well enough to go to their forever homes? In my experience, mostly the wrong people are lining up to adopt pitbulls. Those who offer proper homes and who love the breed already have multiple dogs—many of these families have adopted 2 or 3 pitbulls from me already.

I do not believe that everyone should have a pitbull. In my opinion too many people shouldn’t have any dog at all, let alone a pitbull. Pitbulls require a certain type of owner. And unfortunately, those owners are far and few between… But with your help, we can start to spread the word about these wonderful companion animals and remove the unfair stigmas they have received. If more people give these dogs a second chance, we can make a huge impact and save lives in the process.

It starts with education. Spay and Neuter. Spread the word about the wonderful characteristics that make the pitbull a wonderful companion animal. Let’s keep the dogs out of the shelters. I believe the stats today are that 1 out of every 800 pitbulls makes it out of the pound alive. We need to reduce these numbers. Encourage everyone you know to rescue their next dog.

Our Supporters

I would like to thank everyone who has helped Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, Inc. Whether you pass along an email, donate items or money, foster a dog, adopt, attend an event, visit a dog at the vet, or post a comment letting me know you appreciate what I do, your support has made a difference. – JMF

Ricardo N.

This organization is well organized and committed to saving the pit bulls who haven't had the chance to find a home yet.
2014-11-18T21:29:31+00:00
This organization is well organized and committed to saving the pit bulls who haven't had the chance to find a home yet.

Deanna S.

There is nothing better than a crew who does everything they can to live life, saving lives. What you see is what you get with Jason Flatt and Friends to the Forlorn. Love him and the entire FTTF Family. Tony Rossi is an amazing part of this family and we are all very thankful for him and what he does to help run The Pitbull Palace!
2014-11-18T21:28:23+00:00
There is nothing better than a crew who does everything they can to live life, saving lives. What you see is what you get with Jason Flatt and Friends to the Forlorn. Love him and the entire FTTF Family. Tony Rossi is an amazing part of this family and we are all very thankful for him and what he does to help run The Pitbull Palace!

Candace H.

No one does more to help dogs than friends to the forlorn. No one.
2014-11-18T21:24:22+00:00
No one does more to help dogs than friends to the forlorn. No one.

Lynnette F.

Friends To The Forlorn is operated and founded by one of the most genuine and giving men we have known. Jason Flatt is a man of his word.
2014-11-18T21:29:50+00:00
Friends To The Forlorn is operated and founded by one of the most genuine and giving men we have known. Jason Flatt is a man of his word.

Beth G.

The dedication and determination of Jason and all who work with him is amazing and I am humbled to witness the amazing things they do - the precious lives they save. Thank you.
2014-11-18T21:28:01+00:00
The dedication and determination of Jason and all who work with him is amazing and I am humbled to witness the amazing things they do - the precious lives they save. Thank you.

Carey T.

Amazing people helping amazing dogs!
2014-11-18T21:26:31+00:00
Amazing people helping amazing dogs!

Natasha F.

Saving a dog at a time. God bless.
2014-11-18T21:26:58+00:00
Saving a dog at a time. God bless.

Heather K.

This is real rescue!
2014-11-18T21:24:00+00:00
This is real rescue!

Laurie H.

FTTF is the real deal, absolutely.
2014-11-18T21:28:48+00:00
FTTF is the real deal, absolutely.

Danielle R.

Rescue's Finest.
2014-11-18T21:25:37+00:00
Rescue's Finest.

Robin D.

Amazing people who go above and beyond to help these amazing animals!
2014-11-18T21:22:47+00:00
Amazing people who go above and beyond to help these amazing animals!

Megan F.

Can not list how many amazing things this organization & Jason does for the Pitbulls or a dog that is in need. I back them 100%. Want to give your time, services, & donation to someone you Know will use it to its Maximum ability to help Animals in need? Look no further. When Jason says he is goin to do something. It is done. One pitbull at a time. Much Love & Respect to what they have done & will do in the future. No doubt it will be nothing short of wonderful for a breed that deserves more.
2014-11-18T21:26:03+00:00
Can not list how many amazing things this organization & Jason does for the Pitbulls or a dog that is in need. I back them 100%. Want to give your time, services, & donation to someone you Know will use it to its Maximum ability to help Animals in need? Look no further. When Jason says he is goin to do something. It is done. One pitbull at a time. Much Love & Respect to what they have done & will do in the future. No doubt it will be nothing short of wonderful for a breed that deserves more.

Mariamar M.

Great people, great dogs, phenomenal cause!
2014-11-18T21:29:03+00:00
Great people, great dogs, phenomenal cause!

Heather J.

The best rescue on earth!!!
2014-11-18T21:27:16+00:00
The best rescue on earth!!!

Diane M.

So dedicated and effective.
2014-11-18T21:27:41+00:00
So dedicated and effective.
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