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.
February 24, 2015
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!
February 20, 2015
Thanks for sharing – the numbers are shocking! I hope to get good info out to help increase animal adoption!
February 23, 2015
You’re welcome, thanks for the great infographic!