Last updated: 27 Oct, 2020
Published on: 29 Aug, 2014
Why do pets end up in shelters and foster care?
Australia is a nation of animal-lovers. There are twice as many households with pets as there are households with children.
Put that into figures and you have a nationwide population of over 3.5million dogs and 2 million cats. Of these, 80% of dogs and 90% of cats are desexed. And more than 90% of pet owners say they feel very close to their pet. So how come thousands of pets find themselves homeless every year?
The tragic truth is, an overwhelming majority of homeless dogs and cats do have families, but have been lost and unable to be reunited with them.
Astonishingly, less than 10% of rescue pets have been surrendered or dumped and rescue kittens are often the offspring of an un-owned cat.
These facts are important to remember when you’re considering adopting a pet. It goes to prove that they are regular pets who just need a second chance in life.
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