Bissell Foundation “Pits for Polk” Grant Provides Affordable Spay/Neuter

06.23.15 - Pitbull Grant SkylarThanks to a $10,000 grant from Bissell Foundation, SPCA Florida has reduced the pit bull population in a humane manner by providing more than 60 affordable spay/neuter surgeries to pit bulls of low-income residents.

Skyler, Alma Mendez’ 6-month old Pit Bull Terrier recently benefitted from the grant, which provides a $50 discount to income-qualified Polk County residents with Pit Bulls or Pit Bull Mixes.

06.23.15 Bullet - Pitbull GrantBobby Milton’s Pit Bull Bullet was also helped. Bobby got Bullet when she was six weeks old from a college student who couldn’t take care of her. He planned to re-home the dog, but instead fell in love with her. Bobby understands the importance of spay/neuter surgery for his cherished companion, but his fixed income makes it challenging to do the right thing for Bullet. Thanks to the grant Bobby’s bill was reduced from $100 to just under $50.

If you know of an unsterilized Pit Bull or Pit Bull Mix whose guardian can demonstrate proof of current state or federally funded welfare program, food stamps, Medicaid, or SSI Disability, please encourage him or her to call (863) 646-7722 to make a Pits for Polk spay/neuter appointment. Spay/neuter surgeries depend on the dog’s weight and require a Rabies vaccine. The $50 grant credit will be applied to the client’s bill.