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Old 04-07-2009, 10:04 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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I've got a pit too. She's awesome. I just don't think they should focus on only one breed. Spay / neuter is so important for all breeds. I certainly hope you're right and it does wind up being for all breeds.
I agree with you. All dog breeds should be included. Or offering spay or neuter for any dog in the $25-50 price range.

I remember seeing a craigslist ad a few years back from Tufts veterinary school offering free spaying for cats so that their students could work on their skills. I would trust their work as in the past my family has had dental surgery done by students in their dental school.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I agree with you. All dog breeds should be included. Or offering spay or neuter for any dog in the $25-50 price range.

I remember seeing a craigslist ad a few years back from Tufts veterinary school offering free spaying for cats so that their students could work on their skills. I would trust their work as in the past my family has had dental surgery done by students in their dental school.

Agreed. It's around $300 to spay a 40 lb dog in my area and if you're lucky you can be given a $25 off coupon by the humane society. It's no wonder more people don't spay.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Agreed. It's around $300 to spay a 40 lb dog in my area and if you're lucky you can be given a $25 off coupon by the humane society. It's no wonder more people don't spay.
Stuff like that always makes me groan. The vet we had in Florida was the same way. It cost $75 just to walk through his front door, even before an exam. You never left owing less than $200 for anything.

My vet now does everything for not only our personal pets but also for our fosters at his cost. Spay / neuter $30. Vaccinations $8 for a puppy series or $10 for an adult annual. $5 for rabies. Just can't beat that.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Our local Spay Today actually charges More then the VETS...tell me thats not crazy!!
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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It is not the breed that is the problem it is the people who use these smart beautiful dogs for bad. They are awesome and I would trust a pit over a lab any day!
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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It is not the breed that is the problem it is the people who use these smart beautiful dogs for bad. They are awesome and I would trust a pit over a lab any day!
You're preaching to the choir on this forum. Many of us here have or love the bully breeds and many of us attend county / city commission meetings fighting BSL on a regular basis. I've traveled from one end of my state the other for that reason.

If you go look at the temperament testing done on dogs, the bully breeds regularly score in the 80 and 90 percentile. Goldens score less than the bullys. But you'll never see that in the news. It doesn't sell papers.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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This is a GREAT program!! Just a walk down certain streets and you can tell that the pit bulls aren't s/n or vaccinated....and since this is the breed that 'offends' most due to 'people' that chain them...why not do anything at all to not encourage those 'people' to breed or not have them vaccinated. I agree it is kind of unfair, but to be able to put them out of the backyard breeding business is priceless.
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