Approximately, 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Unfortunately, only about half of these animals find homes and the others often stay in shelters or they are euthanized. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized.
Often, pets enter shelters when their owners cannot responsibly take care of them or they are strays. According to the Human Society, pets can even lose homes due to breed prejudices and lack of accessibility to care if they are injured.
As one can imagine, like any foster care system, even pets can come out with very traumatic experiences. New owners who seek to adopt shelter animals have most likely done their research and know what extra steps of care they would