'Primp Your Pit' Campaign Hosted by CAHS and PetSmart Charities
FOX 47 News
Lansing, MI – Today, 35 percent of dogs and cats in U.S. households are not spayed or neutered, yet the procedure is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Unfortunately, Pit Bulls end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and negative publicity, which impact public perceptions of the breed.
With 8 million homeless pets entering U.S. shelters every year, the Capital Area Humane Society is helping to solve this problem by participating in PetSmart Charities®’ “Primp Your Pit ” August spay/neuter campaign. This year, PetSmart Charities is providing more than $394,000 in funding, so that 49 animal welfare organizations in 24 states can perform 6,248 surgeries on Pit Bull Terriers during the month of August.
Locally, the Capital Area Humane Society plans to spay/neuter 80 Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terrier mixes for the special $20 rate. This special rate during the “Primp Your Pit” event applies to everyone, regardless of community.
“Spaying or neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born, that will ultimately end up in local shelters,” said Julia Palmer, President and CEO of Capital Area Humane Society.
For pet parents who may be hesitant to get their young puppies sterilized, it’s important to note that the American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to ten 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 appointment. The promotion is based on availability.
Please call (517) 908-0765 for more information or to schedule an appointment.