PET STATISTICS


CURRENTLY NO GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION OR ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TABULATING NATIONAL STATISTICS FOR THE ANIMAL PROTECTION MOVEMENT. THESE ARE NATIONAL ESTIMATES; THE FIGURES MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.


-THERE ARE ABOUT 70 MILLION STRAY ANIMALS LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES. 

-OF THIS 70 MILLION ONLY ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT MILLION CATS AND DOGS ENTER THE NATIONS 3,500 SHELTERS EVERY YEAR ACCORDING TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES. 

-THAT EVENS OUT TO ABOUT FIVE HOMELESS ANIMALS FOR EVERY HOMELESS PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES. 

-FIVE OUT OF EVERY TEN SHELTER DOGS EACH YEAR AMOUNTS TO ABOUT 5,500 EUTHANIZED DOGS EVERY DAY. 

-TO PAY FOR ALL THIS THE IMPOUNDMENT, SHELTERING, EUTHANASIA AND SUBSEQUENT DISPOSAL OF HOMELESS ANIMALS - U.S TAXPAYERS SHALL OUT BETWEEN ONE TO TWO BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY.