Checkout our data science team’s analysis of the state of pets and animal welfare in the United States in 2020.
- Pet ownership – an astonishing 68 percent of American households own at least one kind of pet.
- Pet adoption – roughly 3.2 million animals are adopted from shelters each year.
- Animal shelters – the 10,000+ shelters, rescue groups and sanctuaries take in over 6 million animals each year.
- Animal euthanasia – despite upticks in adoption rates, over 4,000 animals are euthanized each day.
- Puppy mills – only half of the 4.3 million born in puppy mills each year survive past 12 weeks.
- Animal testing – costing taxpayers $14 billion per year, animal testing makes use of over 22 million animals in laboratories.
- Microchipping Costs – for an average cost of $45, a veterinarian can non-surgically implant a microchip that increases lost pet return rates by over 500 percent.
- Cloning Costs – $37,500 is the average price of cloning a pet, which is about 30 percent of what it cost a decade ago.
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