National Pet Issues Statistics

Fur And Feather Cares Deeply; Will You Help?


October 1, 2016

Sometimes statistics are just too vast or vague to understand; however, here is some information from the ASPCA that we found that may put you in a tail spin. Why are there so many abandoned, neglected or relinquished pets in the United States?

The American Humane Association estimates approximately 8 million animals enter shelters each year.

Here are some other statistics:

Each year, about 3.7 million animals are euthanized (American Humane Association).

5 in 10 dogs and 7 in 10 cats in shelters are euthanized simply because there is no one to adopt them (ASPCA).

25 percent of shelter dogs are purebred (ASPCA).

10 to 20 percent of dogs and cats owned are adopted from shelters (ASPCA).

This is so sad. What more can we do? This is a national problem that has gone on for a long time. There must be an answer. What do you think? Let us know through email or our Facebook site.

Every one of our animals is cared for and loved. Some of our dogs have special needs, special meals or medication for a condition they may have. By sponsoring one of our dogs, you can help pay for spay or neuter, special medication, or special foods. It also will help lower the adoption fee for that specific dog.

We will send you a photo of the sponsored pet and a Certificate of Sponsorship. Many of these dogs are not adoptable to most homes, so they will be living out their lives here at Fur and Feather. Of course you will be able to come visit your new pet and play with them, groom them, feed them or share your love. Just call and make an appointment.

Please consider helping just one of our special furry friends. If you can't adopt, why not sponsor? By pledging as little as $10 a month you will be helping a special soul.

For more information, call (575) 773-4674 or visit


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