Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
Animal control finds them on the street
Owners give them up
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year.
According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, less than 2% of cats and 15-20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
2Xs as many strays enter shelters vs. the number of animals abandoned by owners.
2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes.
of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
3,500 number of brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US.
10,000 number of rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.
animals received by shelters that have been spayed or neutered.
Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States
Estimates for cats alone range up to
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