FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Josh Dalton, Executive Director – [email protected] – phone 715-232-9790
NEW LOW-COST SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM AIMED AT BULLY BREEDS
Menomonie, WI 8/15/16
A generous grant from the DJ&T Foundation is helping the Dunn County Humane Society establish a low-cost spay and neuter program specifically for bully breed dogs. The program is aimed specifically at helping owners financially with spaying and neutering their American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier mixes.
Very often when bully breeds come into a shelter, they are intact and frequently go unclaimed. They are usually very nice dogs, but due to the negative stigma, breed bans and insurance issues can be more difficult to adopt out to new homes. In July DCHS took in 8 bully breeds, only one of which was spayed/neutered and one other that was claimed by its owner.
DCHS is working with Colfax Animal Hospital, Brakken Veterinary Clinic, Hoof and Paw and Country Doctors to provide the services. To qualify for the program you must be the legal owner of a bully breed dog in need of spaying or neutering and be able to prove residency in Dunn County. Vouchers will range in value from $100-170.
If a person believes they meet the criteria for the program they should contact Josh Dalton (Executive Director, DCHS) for information on applying. Mr. Dalton can be reached Monday through Friday at 715-232-9790 or via email at [email protected].
The DJ&T Foundation was established by Bob Barker in 1995 specifically to promote spaying and neutering of companion animals.