What percentage of dogs get put down?
56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
How many dogs are euthanized every minute?
Even today in the United States, however, dogs and cats in shelters are put to death at a rate of six animals every minute.
How many dogs are abandoned each day?
Five out of every ten shelter dogs each year amounts to about 5,500 euthanized dogs every day.
How many adopted dogs are returned?
Out of 1,615 dogs that came to our shelter, 90% were adopted, returned to owner or transferred….Live Release Rates July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.Release TypeNumber of DogsRelease RateAdopted28419%Returned to Owner83057%Transferred to Another Organization34424%1 more row