SterlingShelter.org - Sterling Animal - Adopt your next pet?
17 Laurelwood Rd, Sterling, MA? 01564
The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, Massachusetts is a non-profit organization and no-kill shelter. The shelter provides humane sheltering and care for stray, unwanted, abused and neglected animals.
Pit Bulls are the most common type of dog surrendered to adoption centers and found as strays. They also represent a majority of the dogs euthanized each year at shelters and animal control facilities. MAC hopes this webpage will help pit bull owners, rescue groups, animal control agencies, politicians, journalists and interested citizens learn more about Pit Bulls and how we can work together to help dogs in our state.
Operation Pit Stop – Established May 2013 – Our on site veterinary clinic offers “Operation Pit Stop” to encourage responsible pit bull ownership and ultimately lower the euthanasia rate of the breed, which is currently facing an epidemic of homelessness. Sadly, this breed is the most common type of dog surrendered to adoption centers and found as strays and represent a majority of the dogs euthanized each year at shelters and animal control facilities. Our shelter offers a special discounted rate of $75 (spay OR neuter – Proof of valid rabies vaccine must be presented in the form of a certificate NOT a tag otherwise state law requires vaccination prior to surgery for $15) for owners of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes. Operation Pit Stop offers a responsible solution to reducing the population of Pit Bulls to a manageable number through affordable spaying and neutering. Healthy dogs over the age of 8 weeks and weighing at least 2 pounds are eligible for surgery. Additional vaccinations and micro-chips are offered at the time of surgery only. Please contact your own veterinarian for ongoing wellness services. Our staff reserves the right to deny any aggressive/sick animals to this program. For more information/questions or to schedule an appointment please call our clinic Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 978-422-8449.