Number of Animal Shelters

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How many animal shelters are there in the US?

Around 3,500.

The Humane Society of the United States estimates a total number of 3,500 animal shelters all over the United States in November 2009. In 1997 there were only 1,008 shelters that reported to the U.S. National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. This translates to an increase of over twofold of the number of animal shelters in the country in the past 13 years.

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  1. julie thorburn

    July 30, 2016 5:05 pm

    I have just read the most upsetting thing I thought America loved there animals to me you don’t putting an animal on death row real sick am in the UK we love our animal we wont but a healthy animal down but you guys did a poor deaf and blind dog who shouldn’t of dead yet the animal shelter did this it makes me sick how you can do something cruel thing like this and I will go further by contacting the government here then the government here can contact the white house has I am friends with one of my mps here I do anything to stop this happening to a poor animal and I contact animal rights group to this needs to stop now many people have seen what has happened have said to these people we will talk on behalf of these animals and give them a right to be happy and have a good him people in these shelter welfare shouldn’t be working there has it cruel one-off god animals you cant play god with these innocent animals same on you


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