Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes.
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
* The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is the nation's most effective animal protection organization.
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