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 800 dogs in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 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!





We need help providing free spay/neuter vouchers this year! You can sponsor a voucher for a $100 donation at the link below. Thanks for your generosity!