EAST BAY (KRON) — On March 16-20, the East Bay SPCA celebrates canine companions on a St. Pittie’s Day promotion with a $17 special adoption price for all pit bulls and pit bull mixes. This promotion aims to put the spotlight on pit bull mixes in an effort to promote them as loving pets while reducing overpopulation through spay/neuter and adoption programs.
The goal of the promotion is to find loving homes for the many pit bulls who find themselves in local shelters. “We see the breed often in popular media, and they represent a sizable portion of dogs coming in to animal shelters nationwide and a quarter of the dogs who come to our shelters,” said East Bay SPCA President and CEO Allison Lindquist. “The more we can dispel myths about behavior of the breed vs. poor ownership practices, the more likely these dogs won’t languish in shelters with longer stays than other breeds.”
All dogs adopted from the East Bay SPCA go home spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. The East Bay SPCA also sponsors a year round free spay/neuter program for Pit bulls in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.