Very good posting! I would never s/n my dogs at 4 months old! Even if they were just pets, no way.They should take into account vet and research recommendations for breeds as to when it's safe to spay and neuter young animals. I don't know about pitbull type specifically, but large breeds like Rottweilers and Labs vets are recommending to wait longer to neuter to prevent cancers and other health issues later. So pitbull crosses or mixes with those breeds would be impacted in that way.
I wouldn't feel comfortable spaying or neutering any pet as young as four months old and putting them through surgery and anesthesia that young. At least at six months they're a little bigger, stronger and have more immunity and have had all their early vaccinations plus extra time to develop immunity and recover from any stress from vaccines before putting their young bodies through the additional stress of surgery.
And if I had reason to believe there was an increased of cancer or joint issues down the line from neutering that early I'd want to wait. I'd be careful about keeping my pet from getting loose and accidentally breeding but I'd still want to do what's best healthwise for my pet.
Breed bans vary by location. Within the US cities / counties have enacted bans against certain breeds including (but not limited to)I understand and agree it's good to prevent people from backyard breeding and fighting dogs but there's already a lot of unfair fear and discrimination as well as misinformation and prejudice about pitbull type dogs in general. No other breeds are banned anywhere that I'm aware of.
I agree it is very wrong and doesn't solve the rest of the dogs being bybAnd yes there were a lot of pitbull mixes when I walked through the shelter looking at my current dog to take home, but the rescues and other shelters had lots of every other kind of breed and mix imaginable.
When I walked through a different shelter years ago to get my last dog, he was one of only two or three pitbull mixes, the rest were all other breeds.
Mandatory spay and neuter of only pitbull type dogs and not other dogs in any area seems discriminatory and wrong. There's tons of strays suffering, dying and being put to sleep every day. Make this mandate for all pets.
Probably Montgomery County, MD, which is a Maryland suburb of D.C.- right on the MD/VA line. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Montgomery+County,+MDemail@example.com,-77.4882804,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b6323583b8a387:0x780b190677a96873!8m2!3d39.1547426!4d-77.2405153.
I was also astonished to see Montgomery Co shelters, listed among the various Md & VA shelters. Penna, Md & VA?
.Probably Montgomery County, MD... a Maryland suburb of D.C.- right on the MD/VA line.