The Humane Society estimates that between six and eight million animals are sent to animal shelters each year in the United States.
Sadly, at least half of those are put to sleep.
Animal shelters are almost always full, but spring and summer are far worse than the rest of the year because of the large number of puppies and kittens that are brought in. Sadly, many of those are adopted, only to be returned to the shelters as adults.
But you can help. If you’d like to get involved, contact your local animal shelter. And here are some great suggestions for how you can make a difference – even if you don’t actually want to adopt a pet.
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