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A few different charities are giving pit bulls a much needed helping hand. PetSmart charities is funding a million dollar program to decrease the number of pits in shelters. Two Virginia clinics, Mountain View Humane and the Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic are using the funding to spay and neuter cats and pit bulls to help decrease numbers of the animals most commonly found in their care.
Help is also arriving for Pit bulls awaiting adoption. WARL, the Washington Animal Rescue League, is providing basic obedience training for pit bulls and is also waiving adoption fees for the breed.
Fifty dogs have benefited from the Parrot’s Fund. An action set up by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in honor of the pit bull that was shot by a local Police Department. The fund works towards rescuing pit bulls from high-kill Shelters.
The Washington Humane Society is also giving pits obedience training and providing free spay and neutering until their $15,000 Grant has run out.
It’s great to see help going to a breed that has received so much bad press and adversity in recent decades. Let’s hope that these dogs find good homes and are raised to be the kind companions that so many people love.
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