The breeds covered are those that are most at risk of overbreeding, abandonment and of being destroyed in the pound system. The neutering scheme targets these breeds and attempts to deal with the problem. There are already thousands of stray and abandoned dogs in the UK, many of which are needlessly destroyed each year. If owners were to have their dogs neutered, much of this unnecessary suffering could be avoided.
The cost to the owner is £50 and the remaining balance paid by Dogs Trust. These vouchers are available to those in receipt of means-tested benefit:
(Income support; Jobseeker’s Allowance; ESA, Child Tax Credit, Working tax credit; Housing Benefit; Council Tax reduction/ Council tax Support; Universal Credit, Pension Credit or a tenant of the NI Housing Executive).
AND if your dog is one of the following listed breeds:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Rottweiler, American Bull Dog, Greyhound, Lurcher, Akita, Husky, Malamute, German Shepherd, Samoyed, Jack Russell Terrier, Border Collie and Crossbreeds where the primary breed is identifiable as one of those listed will also be eligible.
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