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Pet Overpopulation Estimates

Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8 million
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (one animal every nine seconds)
Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
Average number of kittens in a feline litter:
4-6 In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats
Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
Average number of puppies in a litter: 6-10
In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs

-Reprinted by permission of The Humane Society of the United States

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