Low Income Pitbull Spay and Neutering

Published 06/12 2013 05:27PM

Updated 06/12 2013 07:03PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- With the increased number of animals at the shelter, it's important to get your animals spayed and neutered. The Joplin Animal Adoption and Resource Center has received a grant to offer low cost spaying and neutering for pitbulls.

During the month of June, the shelter will offer the service. Normally, spaying and neutering would cost hundreds of dollars. The shelter is already at capacity and they say stopping the problem early will help in the long run.

"They end up being one of the animals most frequently seen at the shelter. Just the sheer number of people not being responsible, people just not considering before buying or adopting a pet. Costs money to take care of a pet. It takes responsibility, and unfortunately not everybody have those two things," said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager.

If you would like to apply for the program, you can call 417-623-3642.

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