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Animal shelters nationwide take in as many as 6.3 million cats and dogs annually, housing them in over 3,500 different facilities. All information provided by https://spots.com/animal-shelter-statistics/
One out of every three family pets gets lost at some point in their lifetime. Lost pet numbers are estimates based on certain clues, such as whether a pet has been sterilized or shows evidence of human care.
The number of animals entering shelters has decreased in recent decades. While some of the decrease may be due to budget cuts, experts mainly credit public opinion and improved practices, such as population control through sterilization.
In the last 50 years, animal shelters across the U.S. have diminished their intake numbers. Some of the decrease may be due to budget cuts. Experts, however, mainly credit reformed public opinion about stray animals and adoptions as well as improved practices, such as population control through sterilization.
Pet cats are more likely than pet dogs to spend time outside alone, and they are much less likely to be reunited with owners.
Statistics About Dogs in Shelters The number of dogs entering shelters is declining at a faster rate than it is for cats, though dog owners are less likely to get their animal from a shelter than cat owners. Smaller dogs are typically adopted quicker than and have shorter shelter stays than larger dogs.
Euthanasia in Shelters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifies that euthanasia must be painless. Most states have laws regulating the administration and methods of animal euthanasia.
Baby animals are common in shelters, where they are especially vulnerable. Proximity to other animals spreads infectious and viral diseases, and the extra attention and care that all babies require is often unavailable for lack of resources or knowledge.
While cats and dogs make up the vast majority of intakes, shelters generally don’t turn animals away. Many exotic animals have extensive life spans and may spend years living in a shelter.
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DISCLAIMER: Due to the lack of regulations and the nature of the animal industry, as well as the changing practices of pet professionals - Midwest Animal Welfare Society, Inc. cannot be responsible for the actions of other pet professional companies and organizations. This includes pet professionals that have trained under the Life Changing Dog Training™ and Communicative LeashWork Process®. We will do our very best to connect you with pet resources and services and educate you on best practices, tools and information to help pet owners. However it is up to you the individual to do your own research and make a decision to hire a pet professional or work with an organization that will best meet you and your animal's needs.
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