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Pet Overpopulation & Shelter Statistics

STATS & in FACTS the U.S. Estimated Number of Homeless approximately Estimated Number of Pets in Homes: or Feral Pets: 7.6 MILLION pets enter shelters every year! 83.3 Million Over 70 Pets Entering Shelters Yearly: 95.6 Million Cats & Dogs Million 3.9 Million Pets Adopted Yearly: Where Pet Owners Where Pet Owners 3.4 Million Get Their Cats From: Get Their Dogs From: 1.4 Friend or Family 1.3 Million Million Friend or Family 41% Bought Other 8% 41% 38% Bought 8% Stray Pets Euthanized Yearly: Adoption 22% Adoption Other 4% 28% 20% 1.2 Million PET OVERPOPULATION Dogs 1.4 Million Cats One Dog & Her Offspring Could Produce Puppies Per Litter: Litters Possible Per Year: x2 67,000 Dogs 6-10 More Than in 6 Years! 55% Kittens Per Litter: Litters Possible One Cat & Her Offspring Per Year: Could Produce x3 420,000 Cats of pets entering shelters every year will never be adopted 4-6 in 7 Years! WHY DO PEOPLE 29% Residence Doesn't Allow Pets 21% Residence Doesn't Allow Pets 10% GIVE AWAY THEIR PETS? Not Enough Time 10% Divorce or Death 11% Allergies 10% Behavior Issues Owned Pets Live Longer Healthier & Happier Lives! WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP? Spay or neuter your pet - It costs less than raising puppies or kittens. Keep your pets leashed or indoors so they can't run away or get lost. Keeping an ID Tag on your pet's collar & having them microchipped can help get your pet safely home if they do become lost. Consider Adopting Your Next Furry Family Member & Help Reduce The Number of Pets in Shelters! T FishRAC TpetRAGE THA Sources: http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/pet-statistics, http://www.statista.com/topics/1258/pets/, http://www.oxfordpets.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61 Brought To You By thatpetplace.com Stray 4%

Pet Overpopulation & Shelter Statistics

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Visually represents some great shelter statistics from the ASPCA and others to help bring attention to shelter pets across the US.

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