Spay and Neuter saves lives. While studies vary what they tell us is
that Pit Bulls are by far, the most euthanized dog in shelters.
Save-a-Bull rescue states “studies estimate that euthanized pit bulls, up to 1 million pit bulls per year, or 2,800 per day.” Arm The Animals
states, euthanized “each year, 1.2 million dogs, with approximately
40% of whom are Pit Bulls.” About 75% of municipal shelters euthanize
pit bulls immediately upon intake,” meaning that these dogs not
granted the opportunity to find a forever family.
Spaying or neutering pets is one of the most important actions any of us can take to prevent animal suffering, cruelty, and neglect.
You can feel good knowing you are doing your part to help combat pet overpopulation, rescue and shelter overload, and homeless animals. It is one of the most responsible things pet owners can do. This is probably the number one reason to have your pets altered. There are millions of pets that are euthanized each year because there are not enough homes. There are city shelters that euthanize upon intake or barely give dogs a few days to find a home. This needs to change and you can be a part of that change simply by spay and neutering your animals.
We primarily work with Pit Bulls. However, when a domestic animal becomes homeless and enters a shelter, they are all at risk.
Benefit – Euthanized each year, are millions of pets, due to a lack of resources and homes to care for them. By spaying or neutering, you can give your pet a happier, healthier future and help reduce the number of animals that end up in shelters, on the streets, or worse. If you cannot find a resource near you, your local animal shelter or rescue organization is a good place to find information about low-cost spay and neuter programs in your area. Pet stores and farmers co-ops are also good places of information.
Health Advantages – altering your dog takes serious medical conditions out of the equation. For females it prevents Pyometra, Pyometra is a
uterine infection that is deadly and, needs expensive, emergency surgery when it does occur. Spaying also prevents breast tumors, which most
times are malignant or cancerous in about 50% of dogs. Pets that are spay / neutered live longer happier lives.
No ACCIDENTAL litters – Pit Bulls can have large litters of 10 – 12 puppies. Puppies are cute, but what is not cute is irresponsible people who adopt puppies, because they are very cute, and then do not take into consideration that they will become adult dogs,
but do not invest their time in their newly adopted dog for training and socialization, then end up relinquishing them to a shelter. The
majority of dogs between the ages of 7 months and 1 year old are frequently relinquished to shelters. Puppies’ initial care is expensive, imagine the vet bill for 12 puppies! and then finding responsible homes that will keep them for the rest of their lives so that they don’t end up in a
shelter euthanized, is an extremely difficult task.
Today, altering dogs before they go home is by far the best practice and done by most rescues and shelters. Some shelters send animals home with spay/neuter certificate. Nonetheless, many shelters do not. It would be in their best interests and the most responsible thing to do, but for some city shelters, it is simply not in their budget. Adopters should make it a top priority. There are numerous organizations that help fund, issue certificates, and pay for spay and neuter. There is no reason for any dog owner not to have their dog fixed.
Below are websites that can help you in your search of free or low cost spay neutering aid for Pit Bull type dogs. When searching, search your
state and local area, many states have certificate or voucher programs to help defray the cost of spay and neuter surgeries. Many clinics now
offer special pricing just for Pit Bulls! If you need help locating an option please Contact Us!
Resources for Low cost spay / neuter clinics in the U.S. & Canada
North Shore Animal League America’s SpayUSA® is a nationwide referral network for affordable spay and neuter services.