Animal Adoption Figures Infographic

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Meg Marrs


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I want to share this infographic from Mattie Dog which brings some shocking numbers to our attention.

I was quite shocked to see 30-40% of shelter animals euthanized – pretty upsetting numbers. However, this information reinforces the importance of spaying and neutering pets. It’s also a reminder that there are so many wonderful shelter pets out there that need a good home.


Do you find these figures surprising? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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  1. Elaine Avatar

    The numbers are interesting when comparing dogs and cats. I’m not surprised about the owner returned rates, but it is shocking that only 10 percent of animals brought to a shelter are spayed or neutered. I thought it would be a little higher than that. Very informative!

  2. MattieDog Avatar

    Thanks for sharing – the numbers are shocking! I hope to get good info out to help increase animal adoption!

    1. Meghan Avatar

      You’re welcome, thanks for the great infographic!

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