Four animal welfare groups are re-running a program aimed at encouraging responsible pit bull ownership, and discouraging the dogs’ overpopulation and exploitation.
The Responsi-Bull Project will offer free pit bull spaying and neutering, classes on owning the dogs, and obedience classes.
“Despite their top-rated temperaments or their once-respected status, pit bulls have become the breed of choice for many irresponsible people, and consequently are flooding animal shelters,” said Andrea Logan, one of the project coordinators. “An estimated one-third of dogs entering our shelters are pit bulls or pit bull mixes, and 90 percent of those dogs will not find a home.”
Here’s what the project offers: