HILLSIDE – This August, People for Animals plans to spay/neuter 250 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for residents of New Jersey for a special $20 rate, which includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® annual “Primp Your Pit” campaign.
American Pit Bull Terriers are one of the most popular dogs in the country. Yet an estimated 70% of all dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelters are Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs.
Sadly, myths and misunderstandings contribute to high shelter intake and low adoption rates of Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs of all ages.
To reduce their shelter numbers, PetSmart Charities is providing more than $388,000 in grant funding to 57 animal welfare organizations across the nation so they can sterilize 6, 796 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs during the August campaign.
“Spaying/neutering your dog is the most effective way to prevent unwanted litters from being born that may ultimately end up in our local animal shelter,” says Jane Guillaume, Executive Director, People for Animals.
The American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
Pit bull parents who wish to take advantage of this special offer must mention the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when they schedule their appointments. The promotion is based on availability and spaces are limited.
Please visit www.PFAOnline.org, call the Hillside clinic at (973) 282-0890 or the Robbinsville clinic at (609) 208-3252 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
– See more at: http://www.pfaonline.org/2014/primp-your-pit-bull/#sthash.SAY3s1mK.hCFg8ilq.dpuf
Connect with NJTODAY.NET
Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!