Recently released data from a national animal shelter study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) shows a dramatic decrease in the euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats in U.S. shelters. According to the ASPCA
“an estimated 1.5 million companion animals are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year, a decrease from about 2.6 million estimated in 2011.”
An increase of 18.5% in national adoptions contributed to the reduction in the euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats.
ASPCA Releases New Data Showing Remarkable Progress for Homeless Dogs & Cats (3.10.17)