DATE: March 12, 2013
CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care
Broward County Animal Care has teamed with local veterinary clinics to provide free spaying/neutering for the first 500 Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-mix dogs who sign up for the surgery. The free spay/neuter services will be available to all residents in Broward County who own an American Pit Bull Terrier; American Staffordshire Terrier; Staffordshire Bull Terrier; American Bulldog or any dog mixed with any of these breeds.
The promotion is part of World Spay Day, which was held on February 26. A special proclamation marking Animal Care’s spay/neuter event was presented today by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
“We view World Spay Day as a wonderful opportunity for Pit Bull owners to get their dogs sterilized,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator. “Often these dogs are left to breed with many of the puppies being abandoned, abused or ending up in our shelter.”
Broward County residents who own a Pit Bull or Pit Bull-mix dog, can obtain a special SPOT Spay Day Application at broward.org/animal. Once the application is sent in, a voucher will be mailed to the pet owner for use at a participating veterinary clinic. Other pets, such as cats and other breeds of dogs, can be listed on the application, however, a $10 co-pay will apply to those pets at the time of surgery.
World Spay Day is presented by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in order to spotlight the importance of spaying/neutering as a proven means of saving the life of animals and reducing pet overpopulation.
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit broward.org/animal, follow on twitter.com/BrowardPetPals or "like us" on Facebook.