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Spay-neuter campaign of pit bull terrier-type dogs in August

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FREEPORT, Maine — The Community Spay-Neuter Clinic plans to spay/neuter 50 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for residents of Maine and beyond for a special $20 rate, which includes a free nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® annual “Primp Your Pit” campaign in August.

American Pit Bull Terriers are one of the most popular dogs in the country. Yet an estimated 70 percent of all dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelters are Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs. Sadly, myths and misunderstandings contribute to high shelter intake and low adoption rates of Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs of all ages.

To reduce their shelter numbers, PetSmart Charities is providing more than $388,000 in grant funding to 57 animal welfare organizations across the nation so they can sterilize 6,796 Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs during the August campaign.

Pit bull parents who wish to take advantage of this special offer must mention the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when they schedule their appointments. The promotion is based on availability and spaces are limited. Visit or call (207) 865-0772 for information or to schedule an appointment.