Shelter Euthanasia Rates Drop with Increases in Spay/Neuter and Adoptions

The New York Times recently shared some good animal welfare news:  companion animal euthanasia rates have fallen an impressive 75% since 2009. The Times collected animal shelter data from 20 US municipalities.  They found that shelters in many cities are reporting significant drops in dog and cat euthanasia rates. Why has there been such a … Continue reading Shelter Euthanasia Rates Drop with Increases in Spay/Neuter and Adoptions

Spending on US Pets Reaches All-Time High in 2018

The American Pet Products Association recently released its latest pet industry spending numbers and reports that we spent a record-breaking $72.56 billion on our pets in 2018, up $3 billion from the 2017 figures. The survey found that millennial pet owners are driving the spending, with their willingness to pay more than previous generations for … Continue reading Spending on US Pets Reaches All-Time High in 2018