Angel Day 2019

Niagara County SPCA Participating in 2019 Angel Day

One of 22 Spay & Neuter Clinics Nationwide

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., March 29, 2019 – On April 2, 2019, the Stand Up For Pits Foundation, Inc. will be fully funding 22 free spay and neuter clinics nationwide which will fix 868 pit bull “type” dogs. The foundation is donating $74,000 to make this happen at no cost to dog owners. Locally, the Niagara County SPCA (NCSPCA) will be one of only two such designated sites in New York State participating in the third annual ‘Spay/Neuter ANGEL Day’, with the other one located in Staten Island.

“The Niagara County SPCA will be doing surgery on 13 bully breed dogs from throughout Western New York, ranging in age from 12 weeks to 3 years old,” said Brittany Harrer, lead veterinary technician for Niagara County SPCA. “One unaltered female and her offspring over a six-year period can create over 67,000 animals. The prevention of unwanted animals is vital and desperately needed in order to prevent the overabundance of pit bulls and bully breed dogs ending up in shelters. We are proud to support initiatives like this that help educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering.”

The Niagara County SPCA, located at 2100 Lockport Road in the Town of Wheatfield, will begin their surgeries at approximately 8:30AM next Tuesday and, according to Ms. Harrer, will take approximately 6 hours to complete all thirteen dogs. Chris Brown, DVM, the Niagara County SPCA’s veterinarian will be performing the surgeries. Locally, the surgical clinic at the Niagara County SPCA was coordinated by Fix-A-Bull WNY.

The Stand Up For Pits Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to saving lives and ending the abuse and discrimination of Pit Bull “type” dogs by supporting rescues around the country, education and advocacy.

Fix-a-Bull WNY is geared toward responsible owners who just need help getting their bully breed dog altered. Its goal is to help reduce the population to prevent the overabundance of pit bulls and bully breed dogs that end up in shelters.

The Niagara County SPCA’s mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals through public education on their humane treatment and to provide love, care, shelter and advocacy for companion animals in the community. Since becoming a No-Kill shelter in 2012, the Niagara County SPCA has saved nearly 14,000 lives and treats approximately 3,000 animals per year.