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Petco Foundation gives Cincinnati clinic $30k to Save the Pitbulls

Posted: 1:02 AM, Oct 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-04 05:09:50Z
Petco Foundation gives Cincinnati clinic $30k to Save the Pitbulls

CINCINNATI -- United Coalition For Animals, a local spay/neuter clinic, will be able provide hundreds of free surgeries and vaccinations to pit bulls thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation, UCAN announced Monday.

UCAN’s Save the Pitbulls program allows owners of pit bulls, a class of dogs that has recently faced bans in some areas , to have their pets sterilized and given a rabies vaccine at no charge.

“The great majority of dogs in our Hamilton County shelter and the county shelters in our service areas are pit bulls and/or pit bull mixes, and it is very difficult to find good adoptive homes for them because of unfair stereotypes about the breed,” said UCAN executive director Melanie Corwin in a news release.

Corwin said the Petco Foundation grant would allow UCAN to treat 350 dogs at no cost to their owners.