National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day in US
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day in US is held on April 30. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Dogs suffer from vagrancy just as much as humans do. Approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately 5-9 million are euthanized (60% of dogs and 70% of cats). Though some dogs surrendered to the shelter do suffer from behavioral issues, the majority of them are given up either due to circumstances out of their control (owners' allergies) or because of minor mishaps that are handled easily (like peeing in the house). Sadly, every community in America requires an animal shelter. Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, a day created to raise awareness for the millions of animals waiting for their forever homes in shelters across the country.
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