Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Pet Over Population 

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Pet overpopulation has become a serious problem across the United States, costing communities millions of dollars a year and resulting in the loss of life for millions of animals.

In 2006, an estimated 6 - 8 million animals entered animal shelters across the country. Only 30% of dogs and 2-5% of cats were returned to their original owners. About half of those animals left were adopted into new homes. The remaining 3 -4 million pets were euthanized.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League works with other local animal shelters and animal welfare organizations to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that are born.

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the USA - and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, million of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to find for themselves against automobiles, the elements, animals, and cruel humans. What can you do to stop the suffering? 


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