Shelter Me Inc, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, has been subsidizing the spay and neuter of pitbulls in the greater Brockton area for a full year this October. The program allows any pitbull owner in Brockton and surounding towns (e.g., Abington, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Easton, Mansfield, Randolph, Stoughton, Whitman) to get their dog fixed and vaccinated for both distemper and rabies for a total of $50. All an owner needs to do is call 617-549-8523 and Shelter Me Inc will either make arrangements for them to get their pitbull fixed by the Animal Rescue of Boston Spay Waggin' or if the dog is too large for the mobile van, with a veterinarian in nearby Stoughton. Each spay or neuter costs Shelter Me Inc $100 through the Spay Waggin' while the pitbull owner pays $50. It's a great deal for pitbull owners.
The Brockton Enteprise kindly announced the low-cost spay/neuter program in their paper back on October 24, 2012. That story generated a flurry of calls and then the calls dwindled to about one a week. So far, 56 people have called and the good news is that Shelter Me Inc is committed to spend at least $10,000 on the low-cost spay/neuter program. That means there is room for more than 40 more pitbulls to participate. The goal is to reduce the number of pitbulls being surrendered to shelters.