Many believe that spay/neuter is the key for ending pet overpopulation. Cloris Leachman recorded a great spay/neuter ad for PETA. Over 60% of the dogs euthanized in the City of San Francisco are at least part pit bull, and in March the San Francisco SPCA began offering free spay and neuter surgeries for pit bulls and pit mixes, as part of an awareness campaign.
People everywhere are focused on ending the homeless pet population in creative ways. How would you encourage someone to spay or neuter their pet?
Launched earlier this year, the FiXiT Foundation seeks to find why populations are not spaying or neutering their companion animals. They initiated a case study in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, named “The Island Project,” to test out various incentive programs to entice pet owners to spay or neuter their pets. In March the foundation received a $100,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® to support this creative initiative.
FiXiT recently launched GetYourFix.org -- a way to connect pet owners in need with pet lovers who are seeking a "fix" for their pet. With the flailing economy and high unemployment rate, GetYourFix is a way for pet owners to find help to do the right thing for their pet.
"Get Your Fix" is a place where pet “Owners” can meet “Funders” - a partnership that will help end companion animal overpopulation. Just three easy steps to take whether you are a pet owner needing help or someone ready to sponsor a fix.
How to Enter Our Giveaway
Leave a comment below about how you would encourage someone to spay or neuter their pet!
Extra entries: If you like (these are optional), you can get extra entries in the giveaway by doing any of these that you like:
- Become a Facebook Fan of FiXiT Foundation and leave a comment below that you’re a fan! (If you’re already a fan, just leave a comment below telling us)
- Sign up on GetYourFix.org as a sponsor or a pet owner and leave a comment below telling us which one you signed up as.
Deadline: This giveaway closes Monday, August 29, 2011 at 11:59am PST. The winner will be announced here.
Restrictions: You may enter once per day per email address per method above. The one winner will be selected at random among all entries. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only. FiXiT will be shipping the lucky winner's shirt directly to them, so be sure and leave a valid email so we can contact the winner and get your address. This giveaway is in no way associated with, endorsed by, or administered by Facebook.
Disclosure: We were given a shirt of our own to wear by FiXiT Foundation. All statements are entirely our own.
ABOUT THE FiXiT FOUNDATION
The FiXiT Foundation was established to eliminate the dependence on euthanasia in the U.S. The organization hosts “The Island Project” in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to determine the best way to approach the lack of spaying or neutering pets in some populations. Additionally, GetYourFix.org is a resource to help Americans find sponsorship opportunities to spay or neuter their pets. For more information, visit https://www.fixit-foundation.org.