Insightful data on US animal shelters.
Over 3,500 animal shelters operate in the US as of 2022.
Roughly 6.3 million pets find their way into US shelters every year.
Around 4.1 million animals from shelters find forever homes annually.
Yearly, 810,000 stray animals in shelters are returned to their families.
During the pandemic, dog adoptions soared to 10-13 a day.
Only around 10% of animals entering shelters have been neutered.
Approximately 52% of US shelters are kill shelters.
Delaware became the first no-kill US state in 2019.
Five US states lead in shelter animal euthanasia deaths.
30% of animals are surrendered to shelters by their own families.
The statistics highlight the importance of pet responsibility and adoption.
Encouraging adoption can make a huge difference in these numbers.