PITS (Proactive Initiative to Spay/Neuter) Program
The PITS Program was implemented to prevent the continuing problem of pit bull overpopulation and to end the senseless euthanasia of pit bulls due to overbreeding. More pit bulls than any other breed enter shelters both locally and nationally. In 2011, 1,393 dogs out of 4,990 that entered Lee County Domestic Animal Services' shelter were pit bulls. In other words, 28% of all dogs entering the shelter were pit bulls (the national average is 33%). No other breed came close. Hound mixes were a distant second with 492 entering your county shelter in 2011.
Compounding the problem is the fact that pit bulls are the most difficult breed to rehome. Many people are simply unwilling to adopt them due to their negative publicity related to dog fighting. Also, there are very few rescues that will take them. Despite the many pit bulls that are loyal, loving companions, these facts remain.
For more information or to schedule an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 533-9234. This is a free service for Lee County residents, however, donations are greatly appreciated to offset veterinary costs.
BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION . . . SPAY/NEUTER!