The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA hopes this St. Patrick’s Day will be lucky for more than just the Irish.
They want 50 of their pit bulls to find owners at the end of the rainbow.
Between March 15 and 17, the humane society is running a “Saint Pitt’s Day” special, where pit bulls and pit bull mixes can be adopted for $17.
That fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant, preliminary vaccinations, a sample bag of dog food and adopter support for as long as the dog is alive.
Dr. Gary Weitzman, the president of the humane society, said pit bull breeds tend to stay in their care longer than other dogs.
“Every animal that’s adopted makes space for another animal who is in urgent need of care,” said Weitzman through a press release. “Adoption specials like this one help to find homes for these animals and bring attention to the issue of pit bull overpopulation in our community.”
Saint Pitty’s Day will be celebrated at the humane society’s San Diego campus at 5500 Gaines St., Oceanside Campus at 2905 San Luis Rey Rd., and the Adoption Center at Petco at 540 N. Second St. in El Cajon.