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What is the number of cats and dogs born every day in the U.S?
70,000 (nearly 3,000 born every hour or 50 born every minute)
What is the number of stray cats and dogs living in the U.S?
70 million.
What is the number of animals in the U.S. that die each year from cruelty, neglect, and exploitation?
30 million.
What is the number of animal shelters in the U.S?
4,000 - 6,000.
What is the number of cats and dogs entering U.S. shelters each year?
6 - 8 million.
What is the number of cats and dogs euthanized by U.S. shelters each year?
3 - 4 million (nearly 10,000 animals killed every day)
What is the number of cats and dogs adopted by U.S. shelters each year?
3 - 4 million.
What is the number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from U. S. shelters each year?
600,000-750,000 (10% of total entering shelters - 15-30% of dogs and 2-5% of cats)
What is the yearly cost to U.S. taxpayers to impound, shelter, euthanize, and dispose of homeless animals?
$2 billion.
What is the percentage of dogs in U.S. shelters which are purebred?
25 - 30 %.
What is the average age of animals entering U.S. shelters?
under 18 months old .
What is the percentage of animals entering U.S. shelters that are healthy and adoptable?
90%.
What is the percentage of owned dogs that were adopted from an animal shelter?
18%.
What is the percentage of owned cats that were adopted from an animal shelter?
16%.
What is the percentage of animals entering animal shelters by animal control authorities?
42.5%.
What is the percentage of animals entering animal shelters that were surrendered by their owners?
30%.
What is the percentage of people who acquire animals that end up giving them away, abandoning them, or taking them to shelters?
70%.
What is the percentage of animals surrendered to an animal shelter that were originally adopted from an animal shelter?
20%.
What is the percentage of animals received by animal shelters that have been spayed or neutered?
10%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because they're not bothered to do it yet?
29%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because they desire to breed their animal?
16%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because they had a feeling that the animal was too young?
15%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because it cost too much?
9%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because they felt it was cruel?
5%.
What part of the population said they didn't S/N their pet because they felt like it was unnatural?
4%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from family member's, friend's, or neighbor's?
42%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from animal shelters?
15%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from breeders?
15%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from, the streets?
14%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from a pet store?
7%.
What part of the population said they got their pets from local animal rescue groups?
2%.
True or False: One female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats in 7 years.
True.
True or False: One female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years.
True.
What is the average number of puppies in a canine litter?
6-10.
What is the average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year?
2.