Tragically, 4 million of these homeless pets are killed each year in America’s shelters.
More than 7 animals per minute are killed in shelters unnecessarily across the country. That means more than 9000 animals per day.
Tri-County Statistics For 2015
Miami Dade Animal Control
Total Intake 29,095
Euthanized or died in house 2,906
Save Rate 90% (Does not include owner requested euthanasias which the shelter refused to provide. The percentage is actually much lower.)
Broward County Animal 2015
Euthanized and kennel deaths 5,964
Save Rate 59.89%
Broward Humane Society 2015
Total Intake 9730
Euthanized/kennel deaths 6,233
save Rate 36%
Includes taking in 1099 dogs from out of Florida
Palm Beach County Animal Control 2015
Total Intake 13,366
Euthanized or died 5,582
Save Rate 41.76%
Dr. Donna’s Pet Foundation is proposing to create a dedicated source of funding for free and low cost spay and neuter surgeries, to reduce the over population entering in to the shelters. In addition, we will create a better communication system between the shelters and existing rescue organizations to be able to transfer more animals to other facilities to lessen the high kill rates that exist now. This will help in our goal to end the killing of healthy shelter animals in the Tri-County area.
Top reasons pets become homeless
- Divorce or Breakup
- Death in Family
- Economic Problems
- No I.D.
- Minor Behavior Problems