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Misconceptions about shelter pets -- Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends THE PROBLEM Millions of pets end up in shelters each year due to: RIP sale Divorce or Foreclosure Death in the Economic No I.D. Minor breakup family problems behavior problems TRAGICALLY, ABOUT 4 MILLION of these healthy and adoptable pets are killed each year in America's shelters. = 10,000 pets That means MORE THAN or 9,000 PETS 6+ PETS PER MINUTE per day are killed in shelters Rowever An estimated 90 PERCENT of the animals that enter shelters are adoptable, or could be, with care and treatment. SHELTER A recent national survey shows that Americans are in the dark about animal shelters and pets: The Perception: The Reality: Nationally, half of Americans estimated that 500 animals die in shelters across the country, when in fact it's more than 9,000. That's off by more than 8,500 animals every day. = 500 anlmals YY YY YY Forty eight percent of those surveyed believe that shelter animals are eventually claimed by their owners, adopted or transferred to another rescue 48% 52% organization. In fact, for millions of animals that go to shelters, it is their last stop. HOW YOU CAN HELP FIX THE PROBLEM SPAY/NEUTER Spaying and neutering means A REDUCTION IN SHELTER INTAKE %D fewer animals golng into shelters. TYPPI OF 30% IN 5 YEARS SPAYING OR NEUTERING 5 PETS of low income residents per 1,000 residents FOSTER ADOPT Fostering adds to rescue efforts & socializes pets, making them more adoptable. Adoption gets animals out of shelters and into homes. DONATE Donations and grants VOLUNTEER Volunteering powers the saving of lives. fund animal organizations & life-saving programs. EDUCATE Spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter amplifies our reach. Visit to help SAVE THEM ALL. %24

Misconceptions about shelter pets -- Best Friends Animal Society

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Best Friends Animal Society launches Save Them Allâ„¢ to help the thousands of shelter pets killed every day. Research reveals that half of Americans are uninformed about the thousands of shelter pets...




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