Pit bulls have basically been "outlawed" in most German "lÃ¤nder" for the past three years, ever since two jumped a fence surrounding an elementary school in Hamburg while the kids had recess, and killed an 8-year-old. They can't be bred or imported, anyone with a criminal record can't own one, and they have to pass a "disposition test" in order to be treated like normal dogs. The license fee for them runs to about â‚¬1,000 (well over $1,000). Our animals shelters are full of them, and in most cases people are afraid to adopt them, because they'll be "mobbed" by neighbors, friends, etc.. Our shelters are "no kill" shelters, so most of these dogs have been condemned to spend 5, 10 or 15 years locked up in cages, until they die. The same applies to other breeds deemed "dangerous", e.g., Bull Terriers, Dogo Argentinos, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, and the like. It's a tragic situation.
We don't have a "Spay Day" here, but most of the vets in our area have agreed to charge â‚¬30 to spay or neuter shelter or feral animals, which is less than the cost of a visit to your hairdresser, or a carton of cigarettes.