“Dog pound” actually has its origin in a usage from agricultural communities in England and colonial America. During that time period, livestock were largely allowed to roam free; local authorities would round up stray cattle and keep (or “impound”) them in an enclosure called a pound, until their owners paid a fee to claim them.
Question #2: How many animals enter animal shelters in the U.S. each year?
A. 1-4 million animals
B. 5-7 million animals
C. 8-10 million animals
D. More than 11 million animals