Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Operation Pit

Looking for a Few Good Dogs

Operation Pit is a Free Spay/Neuter program for Pits and Pit Mixes. Since this ASPCA program was launched on July 15th, 2010 there’s been 583 surgeries. At this time the program is based in New York. Pit Bull owners around the country need to work together to see these type of programs are open for all Pit Bulls no matter where they live.

Pit Bulls/ Pit Mixes
Ages 3 months - 6 Years
Good Health

Operation Pit Offers:
Free Exam, spay/neuter or vasectomy
Free Distemper/Parvo Vacations (optional)
Free Microchip (optional)
Free Pain Meds (three day supply)
K9 Camo Gear [bandana/shirt]
Honorable discharge and aftercare instructions.

Procedures are completed the same day.
Dogs are dropped in the morning.
After the exam they are given a pick up time.
No income or place of residence requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact::

Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital 
424 East 92nd Street (between 1st Ave. and York St.)
New York, NY
877-900-PITS (7487)

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic
70-25 83rd Street
Glendale, Queens 11385
877-SPAY-NYC (7729-692)

Why should my female Pit Bull get spayed?
prevents ovarian and uterine cancer
decreases risk of breast cancer
eliminates risk of an infected uterus (common in Pit Bulls)
healthier, possibly longer life
never have unwanted pregnancy.
pregnancy and newborn puppies is very expensive.
Pit Bulls have large litters

Why should my male Pit Bull get neutered?
prevents testicular cancer
prevents enlargement and infection of the prostate
less likely to run away or injured by other dogs

What is a vasectomy?
males get “tubes tied”
testicles are left in place
option for those not comfortable neutering
dog’s appearance and behavior do not change
does not prevent testicular, enlarged prostate
only a method of preventing pregnancy

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