Pit bull terriers end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and misconceptions , which impact public opinions of the breed and reduces the adoption rates of these dogs in local animal shelters.
That’s why the Kalamazoo Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is participating in the “Primp Your Pit ” spay/neuter campaign. Through the “Primp Your Pit” campaign, KHS will provide a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier mixes during the month of August.
Some pet parents may be hesitant to get their young puppies and kittens sterilized, but the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost $80 price and is available to anyone. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Primp Your Pit” campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.
Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, KHS will provide 300 “Primp Your Pit” sterilizations for $20 in August. To schedule an appointment, please download and complete the PYP Dog Registration Form and call or stop in with your payment. All appointments are first-come-first-serve after your payment and registration form have been completed.
PetSmart Charities’ “Primp Your Pit” campaign provides more than $328,764 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 5,721 pit bull terrier-type dogs across the nation during the month of August.
- For all other dogs needing to be scheduled, please fill out our regular Dog Registration Form and turn that in with your payment of $80.00.
- Cats that need to be scheduled can call our office at 269-345-1181.
- Feral cats are welcome without an appointment Monday-Wednesday for $40.00 from 9-10am, or Thursdays from 7:30-8am. Feral cats must be brought in a live-trap and includes a 1 yr Rabies vaccine and ear-tip. Socialized/friendly cats not permitted in the feral cat program and must be scheduled.
For a complete list of rates and services offered by Operation Fix-It, please go to our regular website at: http://kazoohumane.org/ofi/ofiservices.php