NOTICE: AS OF 11/25/2014 OUR SPAY/NEUTER GRANT PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are revamping the program and are not currently accepting applications.
Pit Bull Rescue Central is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pit bulls and pit bull mixes. PBRC can help fund low cost or free spay/neuter programs that specifically benefit owned dogs through spay/neuter grants.
To fund spay/neuter of owned pit bulls and pit bull mix programs:
- Ongoing, existing pit bull sterilization programs
- Special spay/neuter events for pit bulls
- Start-up of ongoing programs for pit bull sterilization
To help us continue this important service, please use the button at the right to donate with your credit card or send a check with "Spay/Neuter Fund" noted in the memo to:
Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC)
PO Box 335
Fulton, MO 65251
You Can't Save Them All
We are concerned over the plight of pit bulls in need of loving homes. It is disheartening when we see so many in shelters throughout the nation. Approximately half of the two-plus million dogs killed in shelters in recent years have been pit bulls and pit mixes. The percentage of pit bulls and pit mixes is rising as the numbers of other dogs coming into shelters continues downward. The overpopulation of pit bulls is undeniable. Many of us would like to rush in and save every one of them, but the overall issue is much more complex.
The most effective way to help the pit bulls in shelters is by preventing the overwhelming numbers of pit bulls looking for homes. A large part of our work at PBRC is to curb the pit bull overpopulation problem through an aggressive spay and neuter campaign. You can help by spreading the word of PBRC’s spay and neuter assistance program: http://www.pbrc.net/fund/ap_neuter.html and PBRC’s Spay/Neuter Grant Program: http://pbrc.net/speutergrant.html
You could also help by starting a spay and neuter program in your own area. You can find important reasons to spay and neuter and check out pit bull specific spay/neuter programs, listed by state, on this page: http://www.pbrc.net/speuter.html
The impulse to start a rescue for pit bulls is a noble one; however, the issues of trying to find an appropriate home for a pit bull are numerous. Finding an adopter, who has the experience and education necessary for owning a pit bull, while avoiding those adopters looking to get a pit bull for nefarious means, is challenging. It can take a year or more to screen and find a good home and many rescues find that they are quickly overwhelmed and still in a position where the numbers they can save are limited. To learn more about the issues and goals of starting a rescue, please visit: http://www.pbrc.net/startrescue.html
We hope that you will take an active role in controlling the over population problem of pit bulls in this country. If you need further assistance with your spay and neuter campaign, please contact us by email at spayneuter @ pitbullinfo.net We would love to help!