Shelter Pet Statistics

  • According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats enter shelters every year.
  • Only half are adopted and approximately 1.5 million shelter pets are euthanized.

Unplanned Litter Statistics

  • A 1996 study conducted by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy found that of the 6.63 million kittens that were born that year, 82 percent were from unplanned litters.
  • The same study found that of the 6.04 million puppies that were born that year, 43 percent were from unplanned litters.
  • In 2017, data suggests that more pets are being spayed and neutered, but the problem of overpopulation still exists.  With PennyFix, we can help pet owners reduce the number of unplanned litters through free spays and neuters through a penny added to each can of pet food sold.

Underserved Communities Statistics

  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 23 million pets living in communities that lack access to affordable pet care. Approximately 87% of those pets are not spayed or neutered.
  • With donations from PennyFix, we hope to bring free spay and neuter access to those communities.

Community Cat Statistics

  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 30-40 million community cats in the United States and 10-12% of people provide food to these cats.
  • With just one penny added to each can of cat food these caretakers purchase, we will be able to help spay and neuter community cats and not only save money for the caretakers, but save lives as well.

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Does spaying and neutering reduce shelter euthanasia rates?
Millions of perfectly adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year.  Millions is a number that is hard to picture and spaying and neutering is the answer to reducing the number of lives lost because of overpopulation.
Pet overpopulation will never be reduced solely through the adoption of animals to new homes if cats and dogs are not spayed or neutered.
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