Facts – Pets

Approximately 7.6 million animals — 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats — enter shelters in the United States each year. About 2.7 million of the animals are adopted and 2.7 million are euthanized. The rest are reunited with their owners.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Approximately 2.04 million puppies born in a puppy mill are sold in the United States each year.
– Humane Society of the United States

There are approximately 10,000 puppy mills in the United States.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

More than one million pet owners in the United States give up their pets each year.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

CatsOnly about 10 percent of the cats and dogs taken in by shelters in the United States have been spayed or neutered.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Approximately 28 percent of dog owners who live in the United States purchased rather than adopted their most recently acquired pet.
– PetSmart Charities

Approximately 25 percent of pet cats lost in the United States are never found.
– Found Animals Foundation

Between 40,000 and 150,000 pets die in fires in the United States each year — most succumb to smoke inhalation.
– National Volunteer Fire Council

Police officers in the United States shoot and kill more than 10,000 dogs each year.
– United States Department of Justice

Approximately 53 percent of pet dogs and 58 percent of pet cats in the United States are overweight.
– International Fund for Animal Welfare

Approximately 10 million dogs are killed for food each year in China.
– Animals Asia

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