AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta Animal Services today received a $22,000 check from Fix Georgia Pets, resulting from a recent fundraiser to help spay or neuter Pit Bull, Pit Bull mix, and Bully-breed dogs in Augusta. The check presentation was made during today’s Public Safety Committee meeting of the Augusta Commission.
“We are helping Augusta residents remove financial obstacles that might keep them from fixing their Bully-breed dogs,” said Animal Services Director Sharon Broady. “We provide the dog owner with a voucher to be presented to All God’s Creatures Veterinary Hospital. There will be no charge to the dog owner.”
The Fix A Pit – Healthier Pits, Healthier Community and a Reduction in Offspring Project will begin in Augusta on Feb. 1, 2018. The spaying and neutering of Bully-breed dogs in Richmond County will continue until the funds run out.
Vouchers with a 45-day expiration period will be issued only to Richmond County residents who want to spay or neuter their Pit Bull, Pit Bull mix, or Bully-breed dogs and puppies over 5 pounds. The voucher will cover the total cost to spay/neuter the pet(s). The dog owner receiving the voucher will contact All God’s Creatures for the appointment date and time. Any additional services, such as rabies shots, hernia repairs, etc. will be the responsibility of the owner. The voucher will not cover additional services.
“Altering our residents’ Pit Bulls, Pit Bull mixes and Bully-breed dogs will benefit our community and reduce the number of offspring that are brought into the shelter and euthanized in the future,” Broady said.
There is no limit of vouchers per household. Proof of Richmond County residency is required. Contact Augusta Animal Services at 706-790-6836 or visit 4164 Mack Lane, Augusta, GA 30906.