Primp Your Pit Campaign, funded by PetSmart Charities®, will provide $20 spay/neuter surgeries (and free nail trims) for nearly 6,800 Pit Bull Terrier dogs, nationwide
Bradenton, FL (JULY 11, 2014) – This August, Humane Society of Manatee County plans to spay/neuter 16 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for residents of Manatee County for a special $20 rate, which includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® annual “Primp Your Pit” campaign.
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 $388,000in 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 Alison Bradshaw, Clinic Manager of the Humane Society of Manatee County.
The American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to10 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org call 941-747-8808 x302 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
The Humane Society of Manatee County is a private nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that receives no funding from tax payers or any other umbrella organization. The mission of HSMC is to provide critical life-saving sheltering, veterinary, adoption and humane education programs to our community. For more information go to www.humanemanatee.org.
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