More than one third of the MCSPCA’s dog intake is made up of bully breeds, but these dogs make up less than a tenth of our dog adoptions. That means that half the dogs on our adoption floor at any point in time are bully breeds.
The Pittie Project’s goal is to get into communities and offer support and education to reduce the number bully breeds in the shelter.
We plan to do this with a mix of:
• Free spay/neuter surgery for bully breeds (program guidelines apply)
• Free vaccinations, microchips with spay/neuter (program guidelines apply)
• Targeted Humane Education through schools and community organizations
With your donation, we will be able to continue saving more lives through spay/neuter!
Specific tactics include:
• Spay/Neuter, vaccinate and microchip at least 750 dogs in the Vogel Spay/Neuter Clinic
• Provide discounted vaccines and microchips for at least 1,000 additional bully breed dogs through vaccine clinics
• Create an addendum to our Humane Education Curriculum specifically focused on bully breeds, and present that program in 75% of schools in areas identified through the GIS analysis
Dog-fighting in America
All dog breeds have potential to make wonderful, loving, and loyal family dogs, their strong, active, and dedicated personalities have made them an unfortunate target. In some communities, these bully breeds have become a status symbol and money makers for dog fighters, which is causing over breeding and abuse.
Dog-fighting happens throughout the entire country, from big cities to small towns. It is a cruel sport, many dogs are killed or tortured every day.
Education on the horrors of this sport is the first step in stopping the cruelty. Pushing for stronger laws regarding dog-fighters is another way to get involved.
If you hear of dog-fighting in your area or anyone involved in dog-fighting please contact your local authorities or animal shelter. In New Jersey, please call the state’s cruelty hotline, (800) 582-5979. If it is an immediate emergency, please call us at 732-542-0040. We will only ask you to provide information, you will be able to stay anonymous. We cannot take cruelty reports by email.