Contra Costa Humane Society loves Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes – they are some of the sweetest, goofiest, most loyal companions. Sadly, they are also one of the top two breeds found in local shelters due to over-breeding. According to The Examiner in 2011, Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes make up roughly 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities it can be up to 40-65%. Studies estimate that up to 1 MILLION Pits are euthanized annually in public shelters, or 2,800 per day. A study by Animal People reports the euthanasia rate at approximately 95%, with only 1 in 600 pits finding a forever home.
To combat this, we strive to have Pitbulls fixed to reduce their euthanasia rate and help them stay in their existing homes with their loving families. CCHS offers assistance to low-income residents of Contra Costa County (based on current HUD standards) to fix their Pitbulls and Pit mixes by offering a $25 co-pay through our SNAP Program. The program follows the same guidelines as regular SNAP cases, but the co-pay will stay at $25 as long as we have funding for the program*. For more information on our SNAP program, please click here.
If you are interested in enrolling in the program please visit our SNAP page to learn more about how to get started. It takes just a few easy steps to get you started and on your way to helping your beloved Pitbull.
*Please note that other fees and requirements mandated by participating veterinarians may apply, such as in-heat fees, vaccines, bloodwork, etc. as needed, adding to the total cost you may pay. For the basic spay/neuter procedure, however, you will pay $25 for a standard procedure and CCHS will be billed the rest.
This program will run until funds are depleted. If you are interested in donating to help more Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes receive spay/neuter procedures, please visit gofundme.com/wvdacg.