The consequences of unsterilized pit bulls are severe: overpopulation, shelter overcrowding and extremely high euthanasia rates for these dogs. To help owners overcome this barrier, we partner with local veterinarians to offer free spay and neuter services for pit bulls in low-income families.
Spaying or neutering your pet not only reduces overpopulation, it also greatly benefits his or her health to ensure a long and happy life with you and your family. Health benefits include:
- Eliminates heat cycles, which reduces an intact male’s attraction
- Reduces the desire to roam
- Decreases the risk of mammary gland tumors and ovarian and uterine cancers, especially if done before the first heat cycle
- Reduces the risk of territorial marking
- Decreases undesired behaviors, like aggression
- Eliminates risk of testicular cancer and lowers incidence of prostate disease
- Reduces the desire to roam, which could result in injury by motorists or other animals
Need help paying for a pit snip? Through our Snip Your Pit program, your dog or puppy (over 12 weeks old) can receive comprehensive spay and neuter services.
Our partner veterinarians
Find answers to commonly asked questions, information about training, boarding, pet-friendly housing, food, bully-friendly toys/treats and more on our resources page.