More garbage “info” from the national AR law site………
First–no one even knows how many shelters/rescues there are in the USA. there is no national database.
HSUS claims it did a study. Yeah, like we would believe anything HSUS commissioned?
Thus, it is not possible to know how many animals actually “enter” or “re-enter” shelters; it is not really possible to know how many animals are killed. Every shelter has the ability to fudge on what they do, despite having or using the software they commonly use. If in fact “4million” animals were killed, and 3million were feral cats, that means whatever was not a feral cat is left. Out of about 70 million dogs, that isn’t much killing for lack of better information.
At all times, regardless of where, how, when or how many cities or counties or areas are involved, it is undisputed that the KILLING of animals by shelters is WITHOUT A DOUBT A SOCIAL WELFARE ISSUE, PERIOD. Meaning, economically deprived areas (less money) —always–and we mean ALWAYS— have the very highest kill rates without exception. One will not go to the wealthy areas and find thousands of anything killed. In fact, in those areas that are expensive to live in, they can’t even find a “rescue” puppy. Or a kitten.
This is never mentioned by AR fanatics. Instead, they focus on the KILLING and not the solution. The solution is that poor people don’t have “altering” animals high on their list of anything. Why should they? They can barely survive. Just remember, AR bullshit is simply bullshit.
They can mix it, morph it, and misrepresent it. The end result is: bullshit is bullshit. Citing sources below does not change, explain or tell the actual truth. One does not need rocket science to know that all ARs have to target are poor areas. If you can’t force people to alter, then make a law that you can’t own an animal if you are not rich. We suspect they will in fact make some law that won’t be too far off. After all, everything is animal abuse to them. https://www.animallaw.info/article/detailed-discussion-emerging-issues-municipal-ordinances#id-5
Between 8-10 million animals enter U.S. shelters each year and about 4-5 million are euthanized each year. In-taking, providing shelter, and euthanizing that number of animals can be taxing on municipal agencies throughout the U.S. (Handy, Geoffrey L. Animal Control Management: A Guide for Local Governments. Washington D.C.: International City/County Management Association, 2001). Euthanasia costs tax payers $2 billion dollars a year, approximately $50-$90 per animal to euthanize. Half of all litters of puppies are unintentional and one million puppies a year go unsold from breeders’ litters and then enter the U.S. shelter system. Overpopulation is a combination of accidental litters, impulse buying, irresponsible pet practices, a breakdown of the human-animal bond, failing to spay and neuter, roaming pets, and backyard breeders. ( A Fresh Look at Spay/Neuter Legislation: The Journey to a Middle Ground , by Gemma N. Zanowski,https://lawlib.wlu.edu/lexopus/works/669-1.pdf ). Most animals currently in shelters in the U.S. are six months to two years of age. This statistic shows many puppies and kittens that are adopted at a young age tend to end up back in shelters after they have grown up indicating the breakdown of the human animal bond is ever present. (Handy, Geoffrey L. Animal Control Management: A Guide for Local Governments. Washington D.C.: International City/County Management Association, 2001)