In every community there are homeless animals. In the U.S. there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless dogs and cats entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized due to sickness, aggression or because there is simply no place for them.
Communities, NOT Animal Control, are responsible for the thousands of dogs and cats that enter the shelters.
Animal Control officers must accept every animal brought to the shelter and officers are required to pick up animals that are strays.
Therefore, they have no control on how many animals enter the shelter at a given time.
Animal Control/Shelters rely on owner reclamation, rescue groups and public adoptions to remove animals from the shelter.
OUR COMMUNITY is responsible for the homeless and neglected dogs and cats. It is the responsibility of OUR COMMUNITY to help prevent their suffering. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
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Homeless Pets in Cabarrus County
2017 Cabarrus County Animal Control Numbers
Total number of Dog Intakes: 1,319
- Owner surrender: 376
- Strays: 908
- Reclaimed: 337
- Rescued/Adopted: 654
- Adopted through Cabarrus Animal Shelter: 119
Number of dogs euthanized: 162
(Figures taken from 2017 Animal Control reports.)
Approximately 1,600 dogs were taken in by area rescue groups as strays and owner surrenders, which avoided Animal Control all together.
Total number of Cat Intakes: 1,417
- Owner surrender: 468
- Strays: 940
- Reclaimed: 19
- Rescued/Adopted: 1,030
- Adopted through Cabarrus Animal Shelter: 38
Number of cats euthanized: 296
The IMPACT of Spay It Forward
Since January 2014, Spay It Forward has funded spay and neuter of 1,614 cats and
prevented the birth of 19,368 unwanted kittens that would have been born that year.
These unwanted kittens, unaltered, would have produced 97,150 in the next year.
Since January 2014, Spay It Forward has funded spay and neuter of 311 dogs
and prevented the birth of 4,976 unwanted puppies that would have been born that year!
These unwanted puppies, unaltered, would have produced 33,920 unwanted puppies the next year.
One spay or neuter, alone, prevents 16 unwanted puppies and 12 kittens from being born in just a year's time. Spay/neuter is an instant solution
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