At Fulton County Animal Services, two dogs sleeping together and wrapped tenderly in each other's paws could melt the heart of even the most stoic. Hence, comes to light the plight of shelter pets; lonely and scared, waiting and hoping for the chance to go home with their families.
In the United States, only one out of every ten dogs will find a home. The statistics are startling:
- Pets wind up in shelters primarily because owners surrender them or Animal Control finds them wandering the streets
- Three to four million cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are killed every year in shelters due to lack of homes and funds
- Five to seven million companion animals enter animal shelters every year
- As to lost pets, just 20% of dogs and 2% of cats are ever reunited with their owners
- Over 20% of owners who turn their dogs into shelters had adopted them from shelters
- Less then 10% of the dogs and cats entering shelters have been spayed or neutered, thus accounting for so many unnecessary pets dying at shelters
And so it happens that too many dogs like Kyra, a one-year-old Labrador retriever mix and Delaware, an eight-month-old pit bull mix find themselves in shelters all over America through no fault of their own. Finding companionship with each other reminds us of the incredibly strong emotional bonds these beautiful living creatures need.
Kyra is described as high energy and playful. She weighs 36 pounds and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations and has been spayed. Click here for information on adopting her.
Delaware is so petite and hardly eight-months-old. She weighs 27 pounds, is playful and sweet and would love to have her very own family. Click here for information on adopting her.
If by some chance the two have already been adopted, Friends of Fulton County Animal Services, feature many other beautiful pets just waiting to find homes.
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