Animal Shelters in the US

Animal Shelters in the US

In the United States alone, an estimated 3.1 million dogs are admitted to animal shelters every year. Of those 3.1 million dogs roughly 2 million of them are adopted. Approximately, 400,000 dogs are euthanized each year due to overcrowded shelters and lack of resources. The rest spend multiple years of their lives living in a shelter hoping to someday be adopted. 

Additionally, the term "Pit bull" carries a negative connotation that can result in prejudice during the adoption process. A study indicated that when a shelter does not use breed labels for dogs, adoption rates for Pit bulls increased by almost 25% compared to shelters that did use breed labeling.

A goal of Salvation Bark is to increase awareness for dogs that are going unadopted and get them into their forever home. Check out our Partner Shelter Program here.

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