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LET’S GET TO THE FACTS

Every 8 Seconds

Every 8 seconds, a cat or dog in an animal shelter is euthanized due to overcrowding

45 Cats & Dogs

In the USA, there are 45 cats and dogs for every 1 person born. Yet there are TONS of people still breeding. Helping can be as easy as making sure your dogs or cats are spayed or neutered.

1 Out of 10 Dogs Finds Homes

On average, out of every 10 dogs born, only 1 ever finds a permanent home.

25% of Shelter Dogs are PUREBREDS

Dogs living in shelters are NOT all mixed breeds. Most people don’t know that roughly 25% of ALL dogs in shelters are PUREBREDS. 

DID YOU KNOW

Of 23.5 million adopters in the United States, only 5 million are definitely choosing to adopt from shelters and rescues. That’s only 21% of Americans who are willing to adopt!

  • HAVENT DECIDED

  • DEFINITELY CHOOSING SHELTERS AND RESCUES

  • DEFINITELY CHOOSING BREEDERS

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THAT MEANS 6 OUT OF 10 DOGS THAT ENTER AN ANIMAL SHELTERARE EUTHANIZED FOR LACK OF HOMES!Be a part of the solution, not the problem!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Number of Cats & Dogs In The United States (In Millions)

  • Number of Dogs (in millions)

  • Number of Cats (in millions)

FACT:

Over the last decade, the number of dogs in America have increased 87% while the number of cats have increased by 84%. However, from 2008 – 2012, the number of cats in America have decreased by 8%.

FACTS ABOUT PET OWNERSHIP IN THE U.S.

The average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog or cat is $600 to $900 annually.

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78.2 Million

There are approximately 78.2 million dogs as pets in the US

86.4 Million

There are approximately 86.4 million cats living in US homes

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