Willamette Humane Society urges pit bull parents to prevent unwanted litters during their August “Primp Your Pit” campaign
Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Primp Your Pit” provides $20 spay/neuter surgeries (and free nail trim) for pit bull terrier dogs
Pit bull terriers end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and misperceptions , which impact public opinions of the breed and reduces the adoption rates of these dogs in local animal shelters.
That’s why Willamette 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, Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic 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.
“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born that will ultimately end on in local shelters,” says Dr. Amanda Luell.
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 priced and is available to all residents of Marion and Polk Counties. 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, Willamette Humane Society will provide 30 “Primp Your Pit” sterilizations for $20 in August. Please visit whs4pets.org or call 503-480-7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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.
About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. In 2013-2014, Willamette Humane Society provided compassionate services to 8,804 pets and 61,740 people. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training — and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 37 FTE member staff, and 980+ volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.
About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.
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