Animal Shelter Statistics

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Animal Shelter Statistics
Total number of nationwide animal shelters5,000
Number of companion animals that enter into animal shelters nationwide annually5 million
Average annual number of companion animals that are euthinized at shelters3.5 million
Percent of dogs in animals shelters that are euthanized60%
Percent of cats in animal shelters that are euthanized70%
Percent of cats that are returned to their owners2%
Percent of dogs returned to their owners15%
Total percentage of dogs claimed to be spayed or neutered78%
Total percentage of cats that are claimed to be spayed or neutered88%
Total number of animals that end up in a shelter that are spayed or neutered10%
Percent of dogs brought to shelters that were adopted by a shelter20%
Percent of dogs and cats that are adopted from shelters25%
Total number of dogs and cats that are bought at pet stores6%
Percentage of people that get their pets free or at low cost65%
Cost of taxpayer money annually to round up, house, kill and dispose of homeless animals$2 billion
Total percentage of dogs in shelters that are purebred25%
Total percentage of U.S. homes who own at least 1 companion animal63%
Total number of homes that own at least 1 companion animal70 million
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: American Humane Society, Born Free U.S.A., Pet Finder
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 26, 2017

Animal Shelter Statistics

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