What is the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program?

Over the years, we’ve come to realize that the biggest problem we face in the animal welfare field is pet overpopulation.  Shelters and rescues can only handle so many animals; and, unfortunately, good homes are few and far between.  We simply can’t find homes for them all; so we had to find an alternative option.


No solution for the tragedy of animal overpopulation is more effective than spay/neuter surgeries. Shaw PBR has partnered with Kerry Blanton, DVM at Animal Clinic of Columbus; and received a grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation to be able to offer FREE spay/neuter vouchers to pit bull owners that may otherwise be unable (or unwilling) to have their dogs altered.


The vouchers are awarded at our discretion - and certain criteria must be met.  Eligible applicants who qualify for the Spay/Neuter Voucher Program may have up to three of their bulldog-type dogs spayed or neutered in a 12 month time-frame.  Upon  approval, applicants must schedule spay or neuter surgeries within 90 days and must submit the Spay/Neuter Voucher at the time of surgery.


General Information

  • Must meet qualifications to participate

  • Services are provided by appointment, only, at Animal Clinic of Columbus, 3157 Hwy. 45 North • Columbus, MS

  • Dogs must be between the ages of 8 weeks and 8 years, and be in good health

  • Animal Clinic of Columbus reserves the right to decline any dog for surgery based on medical or behavioral necessity found upon physical exam.

  • Appointment includes pre-surgery physical exam, anesthesia, surgery, monitoring, and pain medication

  • Vouchers are good for 90 days from acquisition date

  • Vouchers are not transferable

  • Voucher MUST be presented at your initial appointment, or the spay/neuter surgery may be delayed

Does NOT Cover

  • Disease screens

  • Prescription medications or other medications not related to surgery

  • Pregnant

  • In-heat

  • Overweight

  • Surgical Complications

The veterinarian will be available to answer questions related to your dog's surgery and their general health.  A pre-exam will be performed to determine that your dog is in suitable health to undergo surgery.



  • Applicants must be Mississippi residents, over 18 years of age

  • Dog(s) MUST be primarily of 'pit bull' descent* • Photo required

  • Applicants must be able to take and pick-up their dog(s) at Animal Clinic of Columbus, 3157 Hwy. 45 North in Columbus

  • Must present voucher and dog must pass physical exam prior to surgery

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ask upon scheduling the spay or neuter surgery whether the veterinarian requires other care, tests, or vaccines. The pet owner will be responsible for any extra charges incurred for additional care, tests, or vaccines that may be required.  If the applicant refuses any additional care, tests, or vaccines, the veterinarian reserves the right to not perform the spay or neuter procedure.

  • The applicant must follow pre- and post-surgical instructions given by the surgery provider to ensure the health and well-being of their dog(s)


Pet overpopulation is an unnecessary tragedy

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the US and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. That represents one human to 15 dogs/45 cats. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all these animals.


One dog and her descendants can produce more than 60,000 dogs in six years.

  • The number of animals entering shelters each year is 8-12 million (HSUS estimate); and the number of cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the US is between 5-9 million – 60% dogs, 70% cats (ASPCA estimate).

  • Five out of ten dogs in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them (ASPCA estimate).


Most are young and healthy, and are labeled ‘pit bulls’

The majority of animals killed every year are young and healthy. Millions of cats and dogs are killed every year by cars, hundreds of thousands are abandoned, severely neglected and abused - unfortunately, the majority being ‘pit bull’-type dogs.  Innocent, healthy animals do not deserve to suffer and die needlessly. They should never have been born, though it is no fault of their own.


A SNVP Application can be downloaded here.  Once completed, the application can be  emailed to snvp@shawpbr.org; faxed to 662.368.1482; or mailed to Shaw Pit Bull Rescue - 158 Center Road - Columbus, MS 39702. A photo of the dog(s) must be emailed or uploaded via our website.  Incomplete applications or applications without photo submissions will be automatically denied.


Spay/Neuter Voucher Program Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this program, please let us know. Donations can be made directly to the clinic by calling 662.327.9414 - just be sure to tell them it is for the SPBR S/N program!  


Or you can make a donation via PayPal at paypal.me/shawpbr   **All funds donated with this designation will be used exclusively for the spay/neuter program**


As with all SPBR donations, there's never a doubt

where the money is going…



Nor do we know of any other rescues

or shelters that are taking any in




662.386.SHAW (7429)

Columbus, Mississippi

FEIN: 46-0852468

DUNS: 078737353


Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide abused, abandoned or homeless pit bull dogs with the medical attention they need; as well as the love and attention they deserve to heal - both emotionally, and physically.


We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


We are dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through education, adoption, and breed advocacy.

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