News & Media



Rock 100.5 Interviews Jason

October 8, 2021
By: Rock 100.5 – Jackson Heaton

Rock 100.5 radio’s Jackson Heaton talked with Jason about what’s going on with FTTF, our win in the Saving Pets Challenge, and upcoming plans for our Capital Campaign & facility.
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One Man’s Mission To Protect ‘The Dog America Loves To Hate’

January 28, 2020
By: GPB – On Second Thought, Virginia Prescott and Pria Mahadevan

GPB’s On Second Thought interviews Jason about his mission to save the country’s most maligned dog and his plans to do more in the future.
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‘We don’t give up on dogs’: Dog lover to open one-of-a-kind sanctuary for pit bulls in Georgia

November 03, 2019
By: ABC News

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Metro man looking to create first-of-its-kind sanctuary for pit bulls, pit mixes

October 30, 2019
By: WSB-TV Channel 2

Channel 2 News interviews Jason about FTTF’s plans to build our first rescue facility.
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Guy Fills His Home With The Pitties No One Wants

August 12, 2019
By: The Dodo

Jason speaks with The Dodo about his mission to save the most forlorn dogs.
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Pitbulls are good dogs: One man’s mission to end the stigma against the breed

May 16, 2019
By: 11Alive – K9Kait, Kaitlyn S Ross

Kaitlyn Ross talked tto Jason about his crusade to end the stigma about Pitbulls and why those dogs are so important to him.

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Atlanta’s Patron Saint of Pitbulls

December 13, 2018
By: Candice Dyer, Atlanta Magazine

Jason shares is inspiration for saving pitbulls and why he is determined to do more for the dogs people love to hate.
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Jason Talks with 104.7 The Fish

May 13, 2018
By: 104.7 The Fish – Community Lighthouse

Jason was a guest on 104.7 The Fish’s Community Lighthouse program and talked about how FTTF got started, our rescue efforts and work in the community, and what we are looking to accomplish in the future. 
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Rock 100.5 Interviews Jason

May 1, 2018
By: Rock 100.5 – Jackson Heaton

Rock 100.5 radio’s Jackson Heaton talked with Jason about FTTF’s plan for the future, the Saving Pets Challenge, and why we have to grow and do more.
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Heart of Paulding – FTTF Spotlight

February 13, 2018
By: Paulding County

Heart of Paulding paid a visit to the Pitbull Palace to talk with Jason about FTTF’s work in the community and our plans for the future.
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Rock 100.5 Interview

September 10, 2017
By: Rock 100.5 – Jackson Heaton

Rock 100.5 radio’s Jackson Heaton interviewed Jason about his experiences in rescue and the mission of FTTF.
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Rescued dogs, puppies need to be saved again

August 22, 2017
By: 11 Alive News

Jason speaks on the extreme overpopulation of dogs in animal control following a house fire in Cobb County that landed 26 dogs at risk of euthanasia.
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Paulding planners recommend rezoning for pitbull rescue’s expansion

November 30, 2016
By: West Georgia Neighbor

The West Georgia Neighbor covered our zoning hearing with the Paulding County planning and zoning board on November 29, 2016.
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Fox 5 : Paulding pitbull rescue operation expansion under fire

November 29, 2016
By: Fox 5 – Deidra Dukes

Deidra Dukes from Fox 5 News visited Jason to cover our zoning hearing and discuss our upcoming expansion plans.
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The Dodo : No One Thought This Dog Was Worth Saving

November 22, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Cascade, our paralyzed girl from Fulton County Animal Services.
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The Dodo : Skinny Dog Who Collapsed At Shelter Is Learning To Love Life Again

October 19, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Tee Tee, the sweet, emaciated girl we rescued from Fulton County Animal Services in October.
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The Dodo : Puppy Missing Her Paw Was Going To Be Killed Because She Was A Pit Bull

September 28, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Sunshine and her siblings, Nugget & Krissy, who were found abandoned in the woods in Henry County.
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The Dodo : Puppy Was About To Be Put To Sleep — But Then She Wagged Her Tail

July 28, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Eve, the little puppy we rescued after she was severely injured from being hit by a car in Douglas County.
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The Dodo : Dog Left Tied Up Outside Store Is Completely Unrecognizable Now

July 5, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Dempsey, who was rescued from Dekalb County Animal Services after being found outside a CVS in very rough shape.
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The Dodo : Dog Rescued From Fighting Ring Can’t Stop Kissing The Man Who Saved Him

July 1, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Louie, a dog we rescued from Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare after he was used for dog fighting.
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The Dodo : Couple Pulls Over For ‘Dead’ Dog On Side Of Road

June 29, 2016
By: The Dodo – Christian Cotroneo

The Dodo wrote an article on Marcus, the little puppy found on the side of the road, and the people who saved him.
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AIB Metro Visits FTTF

January 29, 2015

AIB Metro came to spend a couple days seeing what FTTF is all about. Check us out at the 4:00 minute mark!
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Jason Flatt – Wallace Award Nominee 

January 16, 2015
By: Pit Bulletin Legal News Network

Jason was one of 22 nominees from across the nation who were eligible for this award based on his or her work to bring “the most positive attention to pit-bull-type dogs and generates an atmosphere of change throughout the year.”
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WSB-TV : Crews rescue dog in drainage pipe under I-75

August 12, 2014
By: Channel 2 News

WSB-TV covered our rescue of Norton, a dog that was living in the drains under I-75.
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Esquire Magazine : The State of the American Dog

July 14, 2014
By: Tom Junod – Esquire Magazine

Founder Jason Flatt was interviewed for this exceptional feature article on pit bulls. It’s a very real and honest portrayal of the plight of “The American Dog” and it is an honor to be mentioned in this piece.
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Jason & Vinny on HLN 

March 26, 2014

HLN invited Jason on the show to discuss the controversial case of Mickey the pitbull.
“As the case of Mickey the pit bull, who was taken into custody after mauling a 4-year-old boy, unfolded, HLN touched based with an expert to find out more about pit bulls and how owners should handle them. – HLN”
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Nancy Grace Interview

September 26, 2013
By: HLN – Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace Show aired a segment regarding the death of a little boy in LA. He was left in the care of his uncle, climbed out a window, and was killed by several of his grandmother’s dogs. The dogs were being labeled as pit bulls and pit bull mixes. HLN invited Jason Flatt, founder of FTTF, on the show to discuss the tragic incident.
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DogTime’s 2013 Unsung Hero

September 25, 2013

In 2013, Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt, won’s Unsung Hero Award. Along with the trophy came a $10,000 donation to FTTF. Dogtime published this fantastic article about Jason and Friends to the Forlorn. Thank you DogTime and all of the volunteers and supporters who made this all possible!
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Dine for a Cause : Ibiza Bites & FTTF

September 18, 2013
By: William Felch

Ibiza Bites raised $3k for FTTF by donating 100% of their proceeds one night. William Felch’s blog captured some great photographs of the night.
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Pawsitive Impact : Jason Flatt, Giving Pit Bulls A Chance

August 12, 2013
By: Finding Rover

The Finding Rover blog did a spotlight on Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt.
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Paulding Neighbor : Local group wins money for efforts to aid pit bulls

January 16, 2013
By: Adam Elrod – The Paulding Neighbor

Dallas-based Friends of the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue won a $1,000 prize for the fifth time for their work as a dog rescue group.
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Tails in the Hood on FOX 5

October 01, 2011
By: FOX 5 News

Fox 5 News talks with Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt, about his Tails in the Hood program.
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Halo Pets writes about FTTF

March 17, 2011
By: Diane Herbst – Halo Pets

Halo recognizes the work done by Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt. Halo & Free Kibble donate 10,000 meals of Halo Spot’s Stew to FTTF!
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StubbyDog goes on a Tails in the Hood Mission

February 09, 2011
By: Tracy Bishop – StubbyDog

StubbyDog joins Friends to the Forlorn on a Tails in the Hood Mission. They wrote this great article on Tails in the Hood and what we hope to accomplish.
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The Pit Bull Lover Gazette – December 2010 Issue

December 15, 2010
By: Jason Mann – The Pit Bull Lovers Gazette

Pitbull Rescue Spotlight on Friends to the Forlorn.
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Examiner : Atlanta pit bull rescuers help 200 Ohio dogs

September 03, 2010
By: Liz Henderson – The Examiner

Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt, and team asist the HSUS with the 200 dogs seized from a fighting raid.
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BFAS: Breaking Barriers One Touch at a Time

July 22, 2010
By: Best Friends Animal Society

Apollo, making the breed proud! Best Friends Animal Society wrote this article about former Friends to the Forlorn dog, Apollo. Apollo was adopted by an amazing woman named Brandee who took him to the top. Apollo now has a very impressive resume: he passed his Canine Good Citizen exam, obtained Therapy Dogs International certification and he is a national agility champion.
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Halo, Freekibble Donation Heals Injured Dogs

April 23, 2010
By: Halo Pets

Halo donates 2,100 meals worth of canned Halo Spot’s Stew to help heal dogs rescued from a meth lab.
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BFAS : Dublin Dogs Still Need Your Help

April 05, 2010
By: Sandy Miller – Best Friends Animal Society

Canine victims of cruelty need safe havens and lots of TLC. LifeLine Animal Project & Friends to the Forlorn join forces to help the “Dublin Dogs” seized in a dog fighting raid.
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Road to Rescue : Featured Animal Rescue Organization – March 2010

March 01, 2010
By: Leslie Smith – DogTime

Dogtime salutes Georgia’s Friends to the Forlorn and its founder, Jason Flatt.
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Deaf Pitbull Clock is Ticking Until Wednesday in GA

May 21, 2009
By: Deaf Animals

Friends to the Forlorn founder, Jason Flatt, works to adopt a deaf pit bull into a loving home.
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