Pet Statistics | ASPCA
How many pets are in the United States? How many animals are in shelters?
There are about 13,600 community animal shelters nationwide that are independent; there is no national organization monitoring these shelters. The terms “humane society” and “SPCA” are generic; shelters using those names are not part of the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States. Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection movement. These are national estimates; the figures may vary from state to state.
The preceding data are ASPCA estimates unless otherwise indicated.
Also, the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association is a great resource for statistics on pets and pet ownership in the United States. You can visit them and order their most current survey.
The following websites offer detailed information on homeless and unwanted animals, the pet overpopulation crisis, and the importance of spaying and neutering your pets:
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The ASPCA is helping bring awareness about the scale of the animal issue that we face in the united states. With over 13k shelters nationwide you can understand that the issue is even bigger than we thought because those facilities are fighting for space every day. Every day they have to make tough decisions on how to manage the understaffed and over populated shelter.
These dogs need our help, whether you’re just a local community activist like Handover Rover or a large corporation like the animal rescue site | Pageflakes that gives a portion of it’s proceeds to help these animals get the care they need it all helps. This season take time to donate your own personal time to help these friends in need.