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$25 vouchers to spay or neuter pit bulls

by Sheila Gardner

Nevada Appeal News Service

The Douglas County Animal Shelter, thanks to a $3,000 grant, is offering $25 vouchers for low-cost pit bull spay and neutering.

Applicants must be Douglas County residents and have a pit bull or mix that is 6 months or older and predominantly pit bull.

A female cannot be in heat.

Using the vouchers can save dog owners up to $100 for the procedure. They can be redeemed at Animal Medical Services and Quail Ridge Animal Hospital.

The program began June 1, but Animal Care and Services Supervisor Janet Duzan said only eight people have taken advantage of the vouchers.

And she believes there are a lot of pit bulls in the community that would qualify.

The money for the program came from Maddie’s Fund, a national organization that provides funds for smaller shelters and rescue groups.

The Douglas County Animal Care and Services is at 921 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville. For information, call 782-9061. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.