Virginia Beach, VA, June 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Pit bull terriers are among the most popular dogs, but they are also the most at risk of ending up in the shelter system. It is estimated that as many as one million will end up homeless in the United States every year. FiXiT, an organization dedicated to ending the overpopulation of animals, has announced they have received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help FiXiT achieve sixty or more spay/neuter surgeries in the state of Kentucky through the provision of financial support for FiXiT’s operation of spay/neuter programs for pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier-like dogs.
To receive a spay/neuter sponsorship, pit bull terrier caregivers in Kentucky must register on GetYourFix.org and create a profile for each dog in need, including a photo and their personalized story. A GetYourFix team member will contact caregivers to help them receive a free surgery at a local low cost spay/neuter clinic or to subsidize the cost a private veterinary clinic. Funds are limited and this offer will close once 60 surgeries are scheduled, so caregivers are recommended to act fast.
“FiXiT is dedicated to helping people who take in homeless, abused, or suffering animals that need a little assistance to help prevent more litters and from contributing to the serious problem of pet overpopulation,” said Dr. Kellie Heckman, Co-Founder of FiXiT. “We are so grateful that Best Friends has generously given us a grant to help residents of Kentucky get their pit bull terriers fixed for free. This will make a big difference in keeping animals out of shelters.”
GetYourFix.org is a true spay/neuter community and offers important information and resources for all pet owners. Since inception, GetYourFix.org has facilitated the spay or neuter of over 1000 animals nationwide. The mission of GetYourFix is to help people who are going through a financial hard time and need a little extra support to prevent accidental litters of homeless dogs and cats. Learn more at www.GetYourFix.org.
FiXiT is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit based in Norfolk, VA that was formed in response to the death of millions of cats and dogs every year in U.S. shelters. Current low cost spay/neuter efforts have placed us on a plateau with minimal change in the rate of euthanasia over the past 10 years. They knew that a new strategy was needed to stop this needless loss of life, one that was informed by strategic research and one that responds to the different perspectives of pet owners across the country. Visit http://fixit-foundation.org to learn more.
About Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
At the heart of Best Friends is the Sanctuary, where, at any given time, about 1,700 animals are turning their lives around, receiving the medical help they need, and getting love and acceptance to help them overcome their past. While searching for their forever homes, they live in a scenic, healing environment among human and animal friends. Best Friends works collaboratively with other groups, governments, and regular folks throughout the nation. Their outreach programs get to the very root of animal homelessness nationwide. Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets Network brings animal shelters and rescue groups together from across the country to hold mutual adoption events, public education campaigns, and fundraising drives. Working together, these groups are able to save many more lives than they could in isolation. To learn more, visit www.bestfriends.org.