Interesting Facts About Animal Shelters?

Answer Cities need animal shelters to help keep the numbers of stray cats and dogs at a minimum. The Humane Society is the biggest supporter of animal protection and a great many animal shelters around th... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Interesting Facts About Animal Shelters

How many animals die each day in animal shelters?

According to the Humane Society of the United States, about 4 million pets are euthanized annually, or about 10,959 every day. There are more than 135 million dogs and cats kept as pets in the U.S.... Read More »

How many animals die in animal shelters?

The number of animals who die or are killed in animal shelters each year is largely unknown. Not all shelters report their intake and euthanasia information, and data submitted is not uniform acros... Read More »

When did animal shelters start?

Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City in 1866. According to, when ASPCA took over New York's animal control dutie... Read More »

Dangers Faced by Animal Shelters?

Animal shelters are temporary refuge for lost or abandoned animals. International groups like PAWS, as well as local institutions, advocate for animal rights and work hand-in-hand with these organi... Read More »