Sheltering in the United States at a Glance:
- About 4.5 million animals enter shelters every year.
- Approximately 1-1.5 million animals are killed.
- Roughly 30 million aquire a new companion animal every year.
- Less than 1% of shelter animals are irremediably suffering.
- Over 90 million people live in communities saving at least 80% of dogs and cats in their shelters.
- Tens of millions live in communities placing 98-99%+ of the animals in their shelters.