Pet Statistics. Pet Statistics How many pets are in the United States?
How many animals are in shelters? Facts about U.S. Animal Shelters: There are about 13,600 community animal shelters nationwide that are independent; there is no national organization monitoring these shelters. Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire. Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire Bianca Bianca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, attended YEA Camp in 2010 at the age of 14.
She has accomplished so much in the past year and a half for animals, we are blown away. Right after YEA Camp, she started a school club called Hearts for Animals. Their first year, they raised over $1000 for their local animal shelter, participated in community beach clean-ups, and more. The Adoption Process: What to Expect. May 22, 2014 How to get ready for your visit to the shelter or rescue Now that you've fallen in love with your next pet, be ready to help the shelter or rescue make it official.
Kristin Murphy/For The HSUS Shelters and rescue groups ask a lot of questions of prospective adopters for two main reasons: 1. To ensure long-term homes for the animals in their care2. Animal Homelessness Is a Community Challenge Our relationships with the animals we keep are highly personal.
They provide us with unconditional love, and we take on a personal responsibility for making sure that they are well cared for. But when the bond between an animal and his guardian is broken, as when an animal is lost, abandoned, or surrendered to a shelter, who then has responsibility for the animal and his care? Most people would say it's the local animal shelter's responsibility.
And that's true. We take on the function of caring for animals other people don't want or can't care for. Animal Cruelty » PAWS. What is Animal Cruelty?
Animal cruelty is when someone hurts an animal or does not care for an animal responsibly, like not giving a dog or cat food and water. It is against the law to be cruel to or harm animals, even your own pets. It’s also called animal abuse, or neglect. What should you do about it? Animal Abuse and Neglect. Animal Shelters. Not all animal shelters are the same.
Fortunate homeless and unwanted animals end up in the hundreds of open-admission animal shelters that are staffed by professional, caring people. At these facilities, frightened animals are reassured, sick and injured animals receive treatment or a peaceful end to their suffering, and the animals’ living quarters are kept clean and dry. Workers at these facilities never turn away needy animals and give careful consideration to each animal’s special emotional and physical needs. Pet Abandonment - Animal Rights Action. Introduction Pet abandonment is a huge problem world wide.
There are countless millions of loving, adoptable dogs put to death every year, simply because people keep breeding more puppies to try to make money, and other people reward them for this by paying them for these puppies when they could instead save an innocent dog from death by adopting. Welcome.