Sunday, April 11, 2010
According to the U.S. Humane Society, about 6-8 million dogs and cats are brought into shelters every year, and about half (3-4 million) are euthanized. FACT
PETFINDER.COM has every breed in the world available for adoption. i promise you if you look hard enough you can find anything!!!!! my friend ZACH just rescued a PURE BRED from BALDWIN HILLS SHELTER. she is perfect and amazing. we must all be conscience of this PROBLEM that is effecting our country. everyday BEAUTiFUL ANIMALS are being surrendered to shelters by people that have lost their jobs or houses.
my dear friend. KRISTEN ZANG is heavy into RESCUE and i admire her so much for her contributions. i just placed an AMAZING toy bijan in a loving home with LADY GAGA'S producer. HOLLYWOOD please get hip to this...WE MUST SAVE LIVES. END BACK YARD BREEDING (most dogs for sale on internet are back yard bred) and PUPPY MILLS. please stop this BREEDING CYCLE. innocent lives are TAKEN everyday because of people's UNEDUCATION about ADOPTION.
the 1,000 shelters that replied to the National Council's survey, 4.3 million animals were handled.
In 1997, roughly 64 percent of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized -- approximately 2.7 million animals in just these 1,000 shelters. These animals may have been euthanized due to overcrowding, but may also have been sick, aggressive, injured or suffering from something else.
56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
Only 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.
25 percent of dogs and 24 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.
It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
SAD BUT TRUE. ADOPT! SAVE A LIFE.
pictured here...my rescue LUCILLE and CHRISTIAN with BABY ANGEL :)