Estimates about shelter pets in the US you may not know about.
25% of dogs in shelters are purebred (HSUS)
6-8 million pets enter shelters every year (HSUS)
17 million people get a new pet every year (American Humane Association)
Of those 17 million, 3-4 million people choose to adopt (HSUS)
3-4 million pets are euthanized every year (HSUS)
5 out of every 10 dogs in shelters are euthanized (ASPCA)
7 out of every 10 cats in shelters are euthanized (ASPCA)
2-5% of cats that enter shelters are reclaimed by their owners (HSUS)
30% of dogs who enter shelters are reclaimed by their owners (HSUS)
Click here to see a list of Breed Specific Rescues from the AKC.