FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2007
Spay-Neuter Assistance Program holds FREE pit bull spay/neuter day on Friday, June 29, 2007
Houston, TX The Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide free spaying and neutering for pit bulls on Friday, June 29, 2007 at the PETCO at I-10 and Uvalde. This program is open to the public. No government assistance is needed to qualify. The event is sponsored by the PETCO Foundation.
SNAP is hosting this event in an aggressive effort to curb animal overpopulation. In the last 5 years, the county shelter has seen an increase in intake of pit bull types of dogs of 255 percent. With about 75 percent of all dog bites involving unneutered males, one of the easiest and most effective ways to help with aggression is to sterilize the dog.
Companion animal sterilization is important for safety and environmental reasons.
Spayed or neutered dogs make better and healthier family companion animals.
The SNAP mission is to increase awareness about the tragedy of dog and cat overpopulation and promote the use and availability of sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats. By performing high-quality sterilization surgeries, SNAP will help prevent unwanted animals from being born.
The free spay neuter day is generously sponsored by the PETCO Foundation.
All surgeries will be on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments will be taken. Arrive before 7 a.m. Bring your dog on a leash. No food or water for your adult dog after 10 p.m. the night before. Multiple dogs will be accepted only if there are fewer than 30 people in line.