Spay & Neuter Clinics for a Healthier Community
The vast majority of dogs that come into rescue are unwanted or neglected. From large litters of puppies that would have been euthanized just because there was no space for them, to older dogs that no one cared enough about to give basic care and food. While we love nothing more than to take in and help these wonderful dogs, their situations can be avoided by providing education and basic vetting needs to people in our community.
There are hundreds of responsible families that love their pets but simply can’t afford the care they deserve. We want to help our community give their dogs the care they want to provide them, which will lead to a healthier Twin Cities overall.
In 2016 we launched our Fix Your Pit program and raised enough money on Give to the Max Day to host and fund four free* spay/neuter clinics. Increased donations the following year allowed us to host six clinics in 2017 and our goal is to do the same in 2018.
Every clinic we've held has been at max capacity which shows the overwhelming need for this type of service. According to breeding statistics, serving local dogs at these clinics has helped prevent more than 9,000 puppies from being born into a situation where more than one million pit bulls are euthanized in the US every year. In addition our clinics have expanded their services to also include free vaccines and microchips to all dogs participating.
By helping our community learn about and care for their pets, we’ll continue to create a growing network of responsible owners who will become breed advocates for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Spayed/neutered dogs are healthier, have better temperaments, don’t wander away from home and of course limit unwanted puppies – all of which is good for them, great for our community and even better for breed perception overall. Help Support Healthier Communities
Give to the Max Day is our jumping off point to raise the money needed to fund our clinics each year. We're committed to the positive impact spay and neuter will make in our community and will continue to grow and add to our Fix Your Pit program. If you would like to contribute to the ongoing success of this program, please donate today!
Visit our website to learn more and see how these clinics have a positive impact on euthanasia rates in the US.
*Income qualification is required.