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pit stop: our spay/neuter initiative


There is a serious pit bull overpopulation crisis in our

community. A large number of pit bulls are found as strays,

relinquished, or abandoned. In 2012 Saving Grace decided

to help make a difference by providing spay/neuter and other vetting assistance to pit bull owners in our community; specifically owners that cannot afford the surgery on their own. We hoped that spay/neuter  would help decrease the number of pit bulls taken into the city shelter, thereby decreasing the number of pit bulls being euthanized in Lubbock each year.


Through a grant funded initiative (Pit Stop), we have spayed/neutered over 700 dogs in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 in the city of Lubbock. We hope to continue these services. At Pit Stop we also provide education regarding spay/neuter, anti-chaining, and responsible ownership. There is still a significant need for this initiative in our community. The number of pit bulls euthanized each year at the shelter is heartbreaking. 


Pit bull approximations from the city shelter:


2011 - Intake: 2,200. Euthanized: 1,875.

2012 - Intake: 2,150. Euthanized: 1,500.

2013 -​​ Intake: 2,200. Euthanized: 1,900.



A huge thank you to our funding partners. Pit Stop would not be a success without you!