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Facts About U.S. Animal
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 vary from state to
Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter
U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those,
approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are
Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals
are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).
Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted
each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).
About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays
are returned to their owners. Of those, 620,000 are
dogs and only 90,000 are cats.