An anonymous grant donated in memory of the pit bull that was stabbed and hanged in Lansing last month will help pay for several spay and neuter surgeries.
Voiceless-MI, a non-profit animal & advocacy organization in mid-Michigan, will use the money for its "Fix-A-Bull" Spay and Neuter program. The grant will cover surgeries and a rabies vaccination for about 70 dogs.
“Pit bulls are not only one of the most popular breeds in the United States, but, sadly, they are also the number one breed ending up in animal shelters due to their sheer numbers,” said Holly Thoms, President of Voiceless-MI. “Smart, loyal, and athletic, pit bulls are subjected to abuse, cruelty, neglect, and horrific dog fighting situations. That’s why we so are excited to reach out to help a breed that deserves better. We can all help stop pit bull overpopulation by spaying and neutering our beloved pets.”
The grant was donated in memory of a pit bull that was stabbed multiple times and hanged in front of several witnesses at a home on Illinois Avenue in Lansing in early September. Two brothers, Ben and Nicholas Conley, have been charged in the case.
To qualify for this service, the owner must be 18 years of age or older, a Michigan resident, and the dog must be a pit bull or pit bull mix/type dog. To apply, please click on the link below.