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What’s Your Animal Shelter IQ? (Quiz)

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What’s Your Animal Shelter IQ? (Quiz)

Most of you have visited an animal shelter at some point in your lives; many of you may even have a beloved companion animal whom you adopted from a shelter. But how much do you really know about the day-to-day functioning of animal shelters: how many animals come through their doors, and how do they deal with difficult issues like pet overpopulation and euthanasia? Take this quiz to find out more!

(Many of the questions on this quiz use statistics from U.S. animal shelters; however, they should be interesting and informative for animal aficionados from all countries.)



Question #1: True or False: The term “dog pound” originally got its name based on the cost of maintaining such a facility in 18th-century Britain.

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7:44PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

very sad and disheartening stats

10:21PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

this is all so sad. i have 2 cats and i could never imagine giving them back to the shelter for any reason and the rest of my family feels the same way, so i will never understand how others can do just that...that's the saddest part of all this.

10:29AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Sad. Ignorance is the #1 problem second only to lack of caring. It is always the problem of someone else. We have on one hand, the most pampered pets in the world, with owners spending millions of dollars on fancy collars, toys, beds, clothes & expensive food & treats, websites & magazines catering to the latest fashion trends, who consider themselves to be 'animal lovers'. In contrast, there are millions more, equally deserving souls, who are relinquished, abandoned, left to roam, born on the streets, tortured & abused, and euthanized en masse, in the very same country that professes to love animals. The disparity is shocking.
Tragic and heartbreaking.

1:14PM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

It breaks my heart that most animals that enter the shelters, mostly ones ending in "Services" or "Control", never leave out alive. =[[

8:47AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

These statistics are alarming and depressing. I support no-kill efforts, spay and neuter, and microchipping. This killing is unacceptable to me.

5:36AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

Thx for this very sad quiz. My heart breaks for ALL of these animals, every day!

3:04AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

Thanks, much of this was news to me.

11:37PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012


11:51AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

I don't understand some of the reasons people give as they surrender their animals. Like we don't have room for the dog any more??? did the house get smaller???? And the best, within a few months,(these are puppies) have allergies! did you just figure that out? The man down the street from me, made a comment about me having too many dogs, I have 5. Then he proceed to say he was thinking of getting a dog. I wanted so bad to tell him, do me a favor, DON"T!

12:40AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Heart breaking statistics.

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