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The Facts – Cats and Dogs per Year Entering shelters 6-8 milion Euthanized 3-4 million Adoptiosn 3-4 million Reclaimed by owners 30% of dogs 2%-5% of cats Purebred dogs in shelters 25%
The Role of Shelters Encourage pet adoption through local education outreach Provide a safe home for animals while they wait for adoption Place to live Medical care Food
Reduce suffering of animals Advocate for sensible public policies Enforce existing laws Educate the public about animal issues Provide disaster relief for animals Provide care for homeless animals Working with Local Organizations
Helping Campaign Against Cruelties Dogfighting Cockfighting Puppy mills Factory farming Unhumane hunting practices Slaughter of horses for meat export Clubbing of baby seals and other animals
You Can Help Too Do you have a pet? Collar and tags Neutre your pet Thinking of adopting? Visit a Shelter Meet the dogs and cats Chat with the caregiver Cuddle up with an animal
You Can Help Too Donations Money Food Pet supplies Volunteer You may make a few new friends!
Find a Dog or Cat to Love and Take Home Hannah, adopted from a shelter at seven months of age. Hannah and her brothers were found with their mother on the streets when they were a few weeks old.
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