25 Insane Facts About Animal Shelters

Animal shelters provide an invaluable service for countries that utilize them. Without them, societies would have large populations of stray animals roaming the streets, usually malnourished, carrying disease, and potentially dangerous. Plenty of good comes out of having animal shelters. Despite that, animal shelters still get a bad rap. Usually, a bad apple spoils the whole bunch. And, make no mistake, these bad apples are very bad. From abusive treatment to poor living conditions, there’s a reason people have mixed feelings about them. So, get your tissues ready! Here are 25 Insane Facts About Animal Shelters.

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There are an estimated 3,500 brick and mortar animal shelters in the United States.

animal shelterSource: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/pet_ownership_statistics.html

On top of the thousands of animal shelters, there's also an estimated 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in the United States.

animal rescueSource: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/pet_ownership_statistics.html

It's a myth that all animals shelters are bad places. The worse option would be malnourished animals out on the cold streets with no one to take care of them.

sad dogSource: https://www.petmd.com/dog/centers/nutrition/evr_dg_animal-shelter-myths-debunked

Many good animal shelters provide quality services for pets, including veterinary care, spay and neutering, clean environments, and dog training classes.

vetSource: https://www.peta2.com/news/animal-shelter-facts/

Only 10% of animals entering shelters are spayed or neutered, which is quite problematic. For instance, one un-spayed female dog and her offspring can create 67,000 more dogs in just six years.

bulldog litterSource: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/12-alarming-facts-about-pet-homelessness/

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