The Issue: High Pit-Bull Population in Shelters
The pit-bull population has increased at an unsustainable rate, according to a report from the ASPCA. Due to their negative image, pit bulls often have a difficult time finding permanent homes from within shelters. Spay and neutering programs can help reduce the homeless pit-bull population, as well as improve their image by decreasing behavioral problems, according to data from the ASPCA.
The Campaign: Sterilizing Pit Bulls to Reduce Population
If 38 people donate $10, then Atlanta Underdog Coalition can spay and neuter two male and two female pit bulls, as well as provide them with all necessary vaccinations. Each additional $100 will fund these services for another female pit bull, and each additional $90 raised will fund these services for another male pit bull.
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Atlanta Underdog Initiative
A trio of volunteers—Ami Ciontos, Liz Henderson, and Jillian Udelson—has a special place in their hearts for pit bulls. They founded the Atlanta Bully Rally in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, exposed a fraudulent pit-bull rescue group, and organized fundraisers to sterilize and rehome pit bulls. As part of the Atlanta Underdog Initiative, they spend their spare time protecting pit bulls and finding them adoptive homes. When the three discover bully-breed dogs in dangerous situations, they step in to rescue the dogs and then find them adoptive homes with responsible and well-educated pet owners. They also care for local pit bulls by delivering dog food and flea care to owners, driving dogs to veterinary appointments, and vaccinating puppies against diseases.