* Only 1 out of every 12 cats born will ever find a permanent home.
* Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes.
* About half of kittens born outdoors will not survive to 6 months of age.
* Estimates are that the United States has about 70 million stray cats.
* Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.