Prevent a Litter Receives Grant to Service Neglected Pitbull

Studies show that approximately 40% of dogs euthanized in shelters across the United States are labeled as "pit bull" or "pit bull mixes".

November 19, 2019

Today Prevent A Litter Veterinary Hospital is happy to announce a grant in the amount of $9,500 from The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia to provide free spay and neuter for any dog that falls under the umbrella term "pit bull". 

With this grant, Prevent A Litter will provide free spay/neuter surgeries to anyone in the Greater Richmond area whose dog falls under the category of "pit bull." By providing these services, Prevent A Litter will be significantly decreasing the number of unwanted litters potentially landing in our city shelters, on the streets or in the hands of animal abusers. 

Executive Director, Susan DeFazio, had this to say about the valuable grant, "With pit bull and pit bull type dogs being the number one breed euthanized in animal shelters across the United States, we can make a significant impact on the number of these dogs that needlessly die every year thanks to the Animal Welfare Fund grant. Veterinary care can be costly, this grant will not only make it possible for us to help more animals, but it will ultimately help more people in our community as well.” 

Prevent A Litter Veterinary Hospital is a non-profit, fully licensed facility whose mission is to end pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter without regard to income or geography. Since opening in 1999, PAL has performed over 115,000 surgeries. In 2016 they introduced their feral cat fund, which provides free spay and neuter for feral and community cats. They also offer low-cost vaccines on a walk-in basis to any animal that is spayed or neutered. For more information, please visit their website,