7 Million: the number of dogs and cats that enter the
shelter system in the United States each year.
1 Million: the number of animals that are put to death due to illness,
old age, or simply because they are deemed "unadoptable."
2 Million: the number of animals that are reunited with their
owners or adopted out.
FOUR MILLION: the number of animals that are put to death
SIMPLY BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS THEM AND
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN SHELTERS.
ROUGHLY 60 % of all dogs that enter a shelter (that is 6 out of 10)
are put to death simply because there is no room to keep them.
70% of all cats that enter die as well.