Only about 3 out of every 10 dogs entering shelters in the United States find homes. The rest are euthanized.
The number of animals euthanized in shelters each year has declined, but there are still about 2.6 million dogs and cats euthanized annually, according to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ASPCA).
Main reasons for relinquishing a pet to a shelter
The main reasons cited for relinquishing a pet to a shelter are: owners moving (19%), not enough time for the pet (18%), pet illness (17%), landlord won’t allow pet (11%), cost of pet care (9%), pet allergies (5%), and behavior problems (5%).
In the United States, it is estimated that 6-8 million animals enter shelters each year. Of those, approximately 3-4 million are dogs and 3-4 million are cats.
Each year, 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters.
Sweatcoin supports your cause
Sweatcoin with each steps that earn the coin will help to support the rescue and shelter for animals including dog in need.
Every step you take with Sweatcoin will help save homeless animals that NEED your support right now. Whether stepping out with friends and family or strutting with your own pup – your steps will add UP to Save lives.
You can start by downloading the Sweatcoin app and start earning coins that can be used to support your chosen animal rescue or shelter. Please use my referral link below to support.
If you would like to donate your sweatcoins to a specific rescue shelter, you can do so by going to the sweatcoin app and selecting the ‘Donate’ option. From here, you will be able to search for a specific rescue shelter or browse through a list of all of the rescue shelters that are registered with the sweatcoin app. Once you have found the rescue shelter you would like to donate to, simply select the ‘Donate’ button and enter the amount of sweatcoins you would like to donate.