The Daily News had an article about the Animal Relief Fund, a nonprofit that gives pet food to local food banks so families don't have to give up their pets.
Right now Calling All Pets on 83rd & York has a donation box--the food donated will be taken to the Yorkville Common Pantry. For more info call 212 288-3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Island Bulldog Rescue needs foster homes for their bullies! Write to Bulldogrescue@aol.com Animal Care & Control has a Safety Net Program: If you lose your job you can have your pet fostered until you get back on your feet!! CLICK HERE for more info! Washington Heights Cat Colony helps cats in the heights! You can help too by going to wahicats.org. The Westport Coalition against Puppy Mills is committed to raising awareness about puppy mills, their inhumane treatment of dogs and the direct connection to pet stores. If you'd like to volunteer or have a problem with a purchased puppy, call 203 454-0755.
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Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized.
Twenty-five percent of dogs who enter local shelters are purebred. (Source: NCPPSP)
Only 10 percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. About 75 percent of owned pets are neutered.
The majority of pets are obtained from acquaintances and family members. About 15 to 20 percent of dogs are purchased from breeders, and 10 to 20 percent of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescues. (Source: Ralston Purina and NCPPSP)
More than 20 percent of people who leave dogs in shelters adopted them from a shelter. (Source: NCPPSP)
Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.