Welcome to South Texas Bully AllianceSouth Texas Bully Alliance (STXBA) is a volunteer-based, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and future no-kill shelter with a charitable purpose of animal welfare. Our organization specializes in the restoration and rehabilitation of bully breeds in Houston and the South Texas region. Several breeds of dogs are commonly referred to as pit-bull types or bully breeds. Primarily, these are the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog, etc. These all share common ancestors and some history. The development and recognition of pit-bull types have been inextricably bound to changing social norms and volatile public opinion since their inception, but simply put good dogs start with good owners and our organization intends on implementing proper responsibility and education of the loyal breeds in the bully breed class.
Pit Bull Types Euthanasia Statistics
Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes average about 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities the numbers are as high as 40%-65%. About 75% of municipal shelters euthanize Pit Bulls immediately upon intake, without them ever having any chance at adoption.
Those that are offered for adoption are usually the first chosen for euthanasia when overcrowding forces the shelter's hand and decisions have to be made.