Tucson: For pitbulls – $20 spay/neuter, nail trimby Karyn Zoldan on Jul. 17, 2012, under Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Pet Health & Safety
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Tucson, Ariz. – With 8 million homeless pets entering U.S. shelters every year, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is helping to solve the problem with its “Primp Your Pit (bull)” spay/neuter promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the promotion, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will spay or neuter 200 pit bulls and pit bull mixes for a special rate of $20, including a free nail trim. (August only)
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. Pit bulls, in particular, end up in shelters in large numbers because of the negative public perceptions that are associated with the breed.
“The ‘Primp Your Pit’ promotion is a great way to create awareness about spaying and neutering and come to together as a community to help stop animal overpopulation,” says Samantha Esquivel, Public Relations Lead at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. “Spaying and neutering a pet is the most effective step to prevent unwanted litters and ensure your pet lives a long, happy life.”
The American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, and research shows that the procedure can improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
Any Pima County pit bull or pit bull mix owner can take advantage of special $20 rate during the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” – just mention the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” promotion when scheduling an appointment. There are a limited number of promotional surgeries available so please be sure to schedule an appointment. Please visit the website or call (520) 881-0321 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Here is the ASPCA’s top 10 reasons to spay & neuter your dogs.