That’s why Blanch, 51, introduced the Pet Anti Breeding System – or PABS, as he calls it – a polypropylene belt with an eight-buckle locking system and a washable mesh pad for female dogs.
The device allows the pooch to do all its natural bodily functions, except one, of course.
Amorous canines won’t get hurt trying to penetrate the PABS sheathing, Blanch claims. A dog breeder from Louisiana is going back to medieval times to stop the modern-day problem of runaway pet overpopulation. He’s invented a strap-on canine chastity belt.
“I’m all for neutering and spaying,” says Dexter Blanch. “But in some cases, it is a health risk for the dog. In other cases, the pet owner is squeamish about putting the dog through surgery. And then there are people who plan one day to breed their pet.”
It remains to be seen how pet owners will embrace this device, as it has been on the market for less than two months. Experts preach caution.
“For the majority of animals, spaying and neutering remains the most beneficial option,” says Dr. Kathleen Makolinski, director of veterinary outreach at the ASPCA.