Why Adopt?

  • ​About six million animals enter shelters every year.

  • Approximately 2 million animals (32%) are killed (roughly 22% of dogs and 45% of cats).

  • Roughly 30 million acquire a new companion animal every year.

  • Less than 1% of shelter animals are irremediably suffering.

  • Over one million people live in communities saving between 98% and 99% of dogs and cats in their shelters (over two million saving at least 98% of dogs).

  • Over 10 million people live in communities saving between 90% and 99% of dogs and cats in their shelters. 

  • Over 50 million people live in communities saving at least 80% of dogs and cats in their shelters