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FREE spay/neuter surgeries for pit bulls in King County

FREE spay/neuter surgeries for pit bulls in King County

by Susan Wyatt

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KING5.com

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 14 at 4:13 PM

Great news for pit bulls! The Seattle Humane Society and PetSmart Charities are joining forces to provide FREE spay and neuter surgeries for pit bulls and pit bull mixes in King County. The dogs will also receive free vaccinations, and microchips will be available for $5.

Pit Bull mixes make up approximately 30 percent of lost, stray and abandoned animals in community's shelters. Thanks to a $77,200 grant from PetSmart Charities, more than 750 dogs will be spayed/neutered, saving lives by ending unwanted litters.

Spaying and neutering actually improves a pet's health, Seattle Humane says. The surgery eliminates reproductive cancers in females and prostate cancer in males. This simple surgery has many other benefits too, such as making dogs less likely to roam and get into fights.

If you have an unaltered pit bull, or know someone who does, make an appointment online at seattlehumane.org or call (425) 649-7560.

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