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.