We are committed to saving dogs because it is our social responsibility. It makes no sense to buy a dog from a breeder or pet store when so many beautiful, sweet dogs are put to sleep every year. Here are some current statistics regarding pet overpopulation, courtesy of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation’s Compassion Revolution:
- Between 6 – 8 million dogs and cats are abandoned at shelters in the United States annually.
- 5 out of 10 shelter dogs and 7 out of 10 shelter cats are euthanized annually across the United States.
- 500,000 companion animals are euthanized every year in California.
- Each year, California taxpayers spend $250 million to shelter and euthanize dogs and cats state-wide.
- In 2009, Los Angeles County shelters took in 83,252 cats and dogs. Of that number 50,692 were euthanized.
- In 2009, Los Angeles City shelters took in 54,129 cats and dogs. Of that number 19,547 were euthanized.