3. 1 out of every 20 Dogs and Cats Will End up in a Shelter Every Year. There are about 160 million pet dogs and cats in the United States — one is taken to a shelter about every 8 seconds.
4. Most Pets Were Not Adopted From Animal Shelters. Only about 30% of pets come from animal shelters — most of the rest are either purchased from a breeder or a pet store.
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