Pit bull type dogs can get fixed for just $20

Press staff writer

        Pit bull-type dogs make up the highest percentage of dogs at local shelters. Most are at risk of euthanasia. There are simply too many pit bulls and not enough people willing to adopt them.
        That is why Humane Ohio, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, is conducting a “Primp Your Pit” spay/neuter promotion. Through the “Primp Your Pit” promotion, Humane Ohio will provide a special $20 spay/neuter surgery ($60 if over 100 lbs) for pit bull-type dogs during the months of August and September.  This special rate during the “Primp Your Pit” event applies to all residents of Lucas County.
        “Spaying or neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born that will add to the already large number of homeless pit bulls in our area,” says medical director, Monica Monto, DVM. “It’s also the best thing you can do for your dog to help decrease the risk of hormone driven behaviors such as marking, fighting and roaming. A fixed dog is a happy dog.”
        Two previous spay/neuter campaigns this year were successful. “This initiative will prevent thousands of unplanned litters, freeing resources for more pets in need,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. 
        Pit bull-type dog guardians 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 limited availability, on a first-come/first-served basis.  Please visit www.humaneohio.org or call 419-266-5607 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
        Humane Ohio operates a non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic that fixed 17,895 animals in 2018. Their spay/neuter clinic serves Ohio and Michigan and can offer low-cost spay/neuter prices because donations and grants help cover the costs. All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians (DVMs) and every patient receives pain medication


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