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Michigan Humane Society offers free pit bull spay/neuter program

Help reduce the Pit Bull overpopulation

DETROIT – Each year, the Michigan Humane Society adopts out hundreds of healthy, friendly Pit Bull-type dogs to loving homes.

But every year the population of Pit Bull-type dogs grows.  In an effort to slow it down, MHS is partnering with a number of local humane organizations to offer sterilization certificates that can be redeemed at one of MHS' three veterinary centers, in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland.

"Far too many Pit Bull-type dogs are entering shelters across the country, and not enough are able to find the home they deserve," said Dr. Robert Fisher, MHS Vice President of Veterinary Medicine.

Certificates are available by contacting the Michigan Humane Society at (248) 283-1000, ext. 127.

MHS is collaborating with a several rescue groups to further disperse the free Pit Bull sterilization certificates where they are greatly needed in the community, and would like to extend its appreciation to these organizations: Animal Care Network, the Buster Foundation, C.H.A.I.N.E.D., Detroit Bully Crew, and the Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Each sterilization certificate covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination for animals four months and older, DHLPP (distemper) vaccination, heartworm testing, pre-surgical blood work for animals five years and older, and pain medication.

Dogs covered under this program must be a Pit Bull-type dog, which include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cane Corso and Presa Canario.