The holidays and just after the new year are critical times for Altered Tails, as many people give pets as gifts only to discover that they cannot afford to care for them. The result: dogs and cats end up in already overcrowded shelters or are forced to fend for themselves on the streets.
To help new pet families or those struggling with their care, Altered Tails offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries for male and female pit bulls and Chihuahuas (applies to pure or mixed breed).
The special is for owned dogs only, and the dogs must be 3 months or older and weigh 3 or more pounds. Dogs over age 5 will require pre-surgical bloodwork. The $20 booking fee may be applied toward vaccines, microchips, take-home medication or e-collars.
The surgery includes a basic exam, spay or neuter surgery and 24-hour pain injection. Limited quantity available. Book online at www.alteredtails.org or call the Phoenix clinic, 950 W. Hatcher Road, at 602-943-7729.