stop breeding, especially pit bulls
There is ad after ad of people selling pit bull puppies. it's shameful!
Hello, I am not trying to offend you but did you know that 95% of animals put to sleep in our shelters are pit bulls? Please, please stop breeding.They have free and low cost spay and neutering for your pets.The animals are put down here in az with the heartstick. see description below.What is heartstick euthanasia?I was looking through petfinder.com and came across an animal rescue which saved a Pit from heartstick euthanasia in another pound. I've tried googling it but all I can are petitions to ban it but not anything detailing what is actually done.3 years agoReport AbuseKayeBest Answer - Chosen by VotersIntracardial injections, commonly know as heart sticks, is a rather inhumane way to euthanize an animal that is not comatose(or nearly comatose) or heavily sedated. A needle and syringe containing sodium pentobarbital is passed through the chest wall and severely layers of muscle into the heart. However on an animal that isn't sedated or comatose this is hard to do because the body is in constant motion. It's not uncommon for the person administering the injection to miss and accidentally punctures the lungs and causes them to fill up with fluid. This is a VERY painful way to die.In a shelter there is no reason for this to be done on an otherwise healthy dog. In a clinic however, it is often needed for dogs that need to be euthanized but have circulatory problems.3 years agohere is some info on spa and neutering...Spay/Neuter Assistance ProgramMaricopa County’s Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) provides free spay/neuter surgeries for your dog(s) and cat(s) at participating veterinarians throughout the valley. The program is funded soley by donations.Here are a few basic points about the process:Simply fill out an application and return with payment (if applicable)You will receive a voucher back in the mailYou choose from a list of participating veterinariansYou will have 90 days to use the voucherMaricopa County Animal Care and Control is providing SNAP applications at the beginning of each month (until they run out) at:2500 S. 27th Avenue in Phoenix2630 W. 8th Street in Mesa9617 N. Metro Pkwy #1116 in PhoenixYou can also get an application at our Uno por Uno events. See our calendar for dates and locations: http://www.maricopa.gov/Pets/News/Calendar.aspxVouchers are only mailed out once a month, so please be patient. Thank you for your patience and support.Donate Online hereFinally some more info on pit bulls statistically.What's the lowdown on pit bull rescues and shelters vs. pit bull breeders? Anyone who has been seriously looking for a pit bull can't help but be amazed at the fees some breeders are charging these days.It can be both daunting and confusing. Is it really necessary to pay $500 - $2000 for a healthy, friendly, good-looking pit bull? Absolutely not.Pit bull rescues and local animal shelters are a great source of excellent pits. Especially when you consider that 25% of all dogs that are euthanized are pure breds.Pit bulls are currently the most over-breddogs in our society. Sadly, the current excessive demand for them is fueled to a great extent by high-risk owners who often abuse and abandon them.Consequently, it is estimated that only 1 in 600 pit bulls ever finds a permanent, loving home. That means the other 599 live all or part of their lives in shelters or on the streets where they eventually succumb to injury, disease or starvation.
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