Fix-A-Bull Program Extended Through 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 11, 2013) Another no-cost spay/neuter clinic is available at the Chautauqua County Humane Society for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixed breed dogs in Dunkirk, Fredonia and Jamestown. The program has been extended from the previous year and is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities. CCHS officials are encouraging these dog owners to make their appointments before the approaching June deadline.


Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixed breed dog owners have until June 15 to schedule their dog for a no-cost spay/neuter service. Appointment times vary at the 2825 Strunk Road location but are generally scheduled on Wednesdays.


“Last year’s program was only available to residents in Jamestown,” said Sue Bobek, Humane Outreach Coordinator for CCHS. “This year, we’re able to provide free spay/neuter services in Dunkirk and Fredonia due to the high number of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixed breed dogs in the north county,” said Bobek. Unlike the other low-income spay/neuter clinics offered at the shelter, the Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixed breed dog clinic does not have an income based requirement. Any legal resident living within the 14048, 14063 and 14701 zip codes can apply and schedule an appointment.


Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program.


“We are also including a free microchip with each spay/neuter appointment,” said Bobek. “If your pet gets loose or runs away, a microchip is one of the latest and greatest technologies to help reconnect you with your lost animal,” she said.


For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to schedule an appointment for your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixed breed dog, visit www.spcapets.com or call 716-665-2209 ext. 205.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.



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