My husband, Marvin, and myself have been independently rescuing, caring for and homing
abused and neglected animals for almost 10 years. We have been the people that our friends and family
call upon when a cat or dog is in need. We have always answered the call when finances and time have
allowed us to so. We would like to further expand on our rescue efforts by forming our own dog rescue.
Due to the overwhelming amount of bully breeds that end up in open intake shelters, we would like our
rescue to be focused on, but not limited to, pitbulls and pitbull type dogs.

Our initiative will start off as being foster based. Because of all the rescues we have worked
with in the past, we already have several dedicated and proven foster homes. We will pull “Time
Stamped” (Dogs that are to be euthanized for medical and/or behavioral/or space reasons) from
Philadelphia's Animal Control team. We will provide any kind of medical and behavioral aftercare that
these dogs may need. We will asses their temperament and personalities within their foster homes and
work diligently to place these discarded dogs into loving and compatible forever homes.

Also, as we always have done, we will answer community calls regarding stray or abandoned
dogs. We will also take those dogs in, get them the care they need, and find them their new homes.
Philly Bully Team also plans to be heavily involved in the community. Our first order of business
would be to join the No Kill Coalition of Philadelphia. This newly established coalition serves the
purpose of counseling current dog owners who may want to keep their dogs, but may need resources to
do so, as well as working toward making Philadelphia a No-Kill city by placing all healthy animals into
homes.

Philly Bully Team is looking to establish a 501c3 in order to raise funds from the public to
cover basic and emergency medical care for all dogs within our care, purchasing of any and all food,
training supplies, toys etc, and to eventually open a full adoption facility. We hope that you are able to
help us in our diligent crusade to help save Philadelphia's pitbulls (and all animals!).

Thank you for your consideration,

Jessica Mellen-Graaf
Marvin Graaf