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Operation PitKitSTOP

Operation Pit (and Kit!) Stop Spay/Neuter Initiative 

Operation Pitstop is a free spay/neuter program sponsored by the Coalition for Pet Progress and Wings of Rescue. More than 15 local animal welfare organizations are participating. It will take place over two months, from March 23, 2024, to May 18, 2024, to fix 1,000 owned pit bull and bully breed dogs and community cats.

Our region is overwhelmed by a dramatic rise in the number of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. This has resulted in a state of emergency for our region’s shelter and rescue organizations, which are operating at or above capacity and struggling to serve this unprecedented number of pets-in-need. The influx of animals is unrelenting and in areas like North St. Louis, East St. Louis and rural communities in Southern Missouri, the number of stray and roaming dogs and cats is alarming.


It is our belief that by working together and putting more resources toward spay/neuter programs targeting owned pets, we can help alleviate this pet overpopulation issue. Operation Pitstop is a first-of-its-kind community-wide collaboration with a goal of fixing 1000 owned dogs and cats in a 2-month period. 


Additional details:

This event will kick-off on March 23 with 8 organizations providing approximately 300 spay/neuter surgeries on that day. Our goal is to fix 1000 pets by May 18, 2024. Participating organizations include Belleville Area Humane Society, CARE STL, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Gateway Pet Guardians, Metro East Humane Society, OpSpot, Partners for Pets IL and Carol House Quick Fix Clinic .


Many other organizations will be providing support for this initiative including St Louis Feral Cat Outreach, St Clair County Animal Services, EASA, Bond County Humane Society, Metro Animal Services, Clare’s House, Madison County Animal Care and Control, Five Acres Animal Shelter, Helping Strays of Monroe County and St Charles Pet Adoption Center.


To schedule an appointment with CARE STL, please email us at: MEDICAL@ICARESTL.ORG


BEFORE booking your appointment you should include the following information in your email:

Your pet's name and sex 
Your first and last name, phone number and address  
Any of the additional services you would like, they are listed below.

DHPP vaccine - $10 *highly recommend 
Bordetella vaccine - $10 
Rabies vaccine - $15 *highly recommend 
FVRCP vaccine - $10 
Microchip - $10 *highly recommend 

Please drop your pet off between 8:15 and 9:00am 
Your pet MUST be picked up the same day between 3 and 4:30pm
Do not feed your pet breakfast that morning!

If you are interested in any of these additional services below, it must be included in your email and we will need payment BEFORE your appointment.

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