The Tide is Turning – Towards Adoption
In 2007 only 14% of pets were adopted from shelters or rescues.
In 2017-2018, 44% of dogs and 47% of cats were adopted from shelters or rescues.
These figures were gathered by Shelter Animals Count and represent a tremendous change in awareness about the need to save homeless animals and the joy of rehoming animals.
The growth in adoption is also part of dramatically lowering the euthanasia of friendly and healthy animals in US shelters. Just imagine the millions of happy ending stories that surround these statistics. WOW!
The animals are our heroes AND SO ARE THE ADOPTERS!!