The FiXiT Foundation recently received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to spay and neuter pit bulls for FREE in selected states: California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Texas and Utah.
To get the FREE fix, pit bull owners in the qualifying states must register through the GetYourFix.org web site. Pit bull terrier dogs of all types, including mixes and American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, all qualify for the FREE fix. To find out if you qualify to have your pit bull fixed for FREE, go HERE.
Even if you don’t have a pit bull that needs fixed, you can still help—you can also sponsor a fix on the web site. You can sponsor a fix for a dog or a cat and you can even choose which state the animal lives in. Since I am in Ohio, I try to help locally and sponsor fixes in my state. But you could choose to help anywhere. To sponsor a fix (or to register to get your companion animal fixed), go HERE.
Besides the Best Friends grant, the FiXiT Foundation also recently received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to spay and neuter pit bulls on the GetYourFix.org site. This grant funds a program called, “Half the Pits–Half the Price.” For every pit bull that is sponsored to be fixed on the site (no matter what state the pit bull resides in), the FiXiT Foundation will refund $50 or pay half the cost! Normally, you would donate $100 toward the surgery. With the Petco grant, the cost is only $50.
The FiXiT Foundation is concentrating on pit bulls, because these lovely dogs have been so vilified in recent years that when they end up in shelters, most are euthanized. According to the FiXiT Foundation web site, one out of every four animals euthanized in shelters is a pit bull. Nearly a million pit bulls each year are killed because of their breed.
If we can stop unwanted pit bulls from being born, we can also stop them from being discarded and euthanized. Most pit bull owners are not breeding their dogs to use for fighting. Most would like to prevent unwanted litters, but do not have the means. The FiXiT Foundation gives these owners and their beloved dogs a chance at a better life.