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FACE launches the Fix-A-Bull Program for Pit-Bull Dogs

INDIANAPOLIS (July 27, 2012)--- Approximately one third of dogs impounded at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control are labeled as pit-bulls or pit-bull mixes, most of which (nearly 75 percent) are euthanized at the shelter, often due to lack of kennel space.

To target this at-risk population of dogs flooding into local shelters, the FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is launching the Fix-A-Bull program with a $5,000 grant awarded by Animal Farm Foundation (AFF), a national pit-bull advocacy organization.

To specifically target underserved areas of Indianapolis where large numbers of impounded pit-bulls and mixes originate, the program will be focused on residents in 46218 and 46222 zip codes.

For a fee of $20, pit-bull dogs will receive spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies and DHLPP vaccinations. This package not only prevents future litters of pit-bull and pit-bull mix dogs, but receipt of vaccines and a microchip bring the dogs in compliance with Indianapolis animal care ordinances.

The regular cost for this group of services at the FACE Clinic is $77.

Indy Pit Crew and FACE Clinic volunteers will go door-to-door canvassing neighborhoods in the targeted zip codes, reaching out to people in need with flyers and humane education promoting the program.

To learn more about this program and other services provided by FACE, please visit www.facespayneuter.org

Pit-Bull About The FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic:
The FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to ending pet overpopulation in Indianapolis. Since 1999, FACE has neutered more than 150,000 animals. Their progressive approach decreased the number of animals euthanized at Indianapolis shelters from 22,000 to 8,000. For more info, visit www.facespayneuter.org.

Media Contact:
Ellen Robinson
Executive Director, FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
(317) 686-2839
ellenr@facespayneuter.org