Many pets still left behind when families lose homes (via Repost Video News) While the numbers are going down, that doesn’t mean were not still hearing horror stories about foreclosures. Just last week an emaciated dog was found in an abandoned house in Las Vegas. The owners picked up and left without him.
Approximately five to seven million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately three to four million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. These are national estimates; the percentage of euthanasia may vary from state to state.