Free pit bull microchip, spay/neutering available this month

Eddie Garcia
October 05, 2017 05:26 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It's all about pit bulls and pit bull mixes this month at Albuquerque Animal Welfare.


The staff at both east and west shelters is offering Albuquerque residents with free microchipping for the breed every day in October. Expensive spay and neutering procedures will be offered for free one day this later in the month.

"Pit Bull Awareness Day is actually the 28th [of October], so we're going to be handing out free vouchers for all the Albuquerque residents with pittys," said Paul Caster, director of animal welfare.

Caster said his staff is also focusing on pit bull owners and offering education about the breed.

"The owners need to understand that there are people who will see this dog and change sides of the road because they've heard bad things about them," he said.

Classes have already filled up for October, but the staff here is going to help owners train their pit bulls to break bad perceptions about the breed.

"I think perceptions are changing," Caster said. "I think people are realizing that it's how to train the dog, what you teach the dog to the dog and how it reacts."

Of course, there are always pit bulls who need a loving home at the east and west side animal shelters. Caster urges people to adopt.

"Do all we can to help the community so that they can have a more enjoyable experience with their animal," he said.

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Eddie Garcia

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