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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Spay/neuter your pit bull/pit bull mixes this August for only $20 – book your appointment now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/16/2012  9:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Don Jordan (206) 386-4286
Kara Main-Hester (206)386-4293
Cyndi Wilder  (206) 684-0909


“Primp Your Pit” with Seattle Animal Shelter’s Special August Promotion
To prevent unwanted litters, Shelter is offering reduced rate for
spaying/neutering pit bulls plus a free nail trim

SEATTLE – Pit bull owners are urged to call now to schedule appointments for August to spay/neuter their animals for a special rate of only $20. During the month of August, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering a “Primp Your Pit” package for the first 100 pit bull terriers or pit bull mixes to make an appointment. The package includes spay/neuter surgery and a free nail trim. Owners must mention the “primp your pit” promotion when scheduling their appointments.

To schedule an appointment, call 206-386-4260.

“Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters and ensure their pet lives a long, happy life,” says Dr. MaryEllen Zoulas, the Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Clinic medical director. “Our ‘Primp Your Pit’ promotion is a fun way to educate the community and prevent unwanted litters. Plus, it’s an excellent value. We have a limited number of openings, so call now to schedule your pet’s surgery.”

Today, 35 percent of dogs and cats in U.S. households are not spayed or neutered yet the procedure is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Pit bulls, in particular, end up in shelters in large numbers because of myths and negative media that impact public perceptions associated with the breed. In hopes of reducing the number of homeless pit bulls, this special promotion is sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation and the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Pet Population Control Fund.

About Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Clinic
Established in 1982, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is open to all pet owners regardless of income or place of residence. It is a “pit-friendly” practice and together the staff have more than 100 years of experience providing high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter procedures. The clinic performs more than 3,000 surgeries every year for dogs and cats.  The clinic is located at 2061 15th Ave. W. Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday.

About Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation
The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501C(3) charitable organization founded in 2010 to raise funds and galvanize community support for the programs and initiatives of the Seattle Animal Shelter.

About PetSmart Charities
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 $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of nearly five million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about PetSmart Charities, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. The shelter is open for adoptions and licensing Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (206)386-PETS (7387) or visit www.seattleanimalshelter.org

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