Why do so many rescue dogs come from Georgia? The trend of relocating animals began in the mid-2000s, when a slew of massive hurricanes devastated the South and left thousands of pets homeless. Shelter dogs, many lost or abandoned by fleeing residents, were moved around the country by volunteers hoping to eventually reunite them with owners.
What organizations help pets?
- no pet should go hungry.
- healthy pets, happy families.
- homeless pets need your help.
Where do most shelter dogs come from? Facts about Pet Ownership in the U.S.:
APPA reports that 34% of dogs are purchased from breeders, while 23% of dogs and 31% of cats are obtained from an animal shelter or humane society.
What happens to animals rescued by Aspca? In circumstances where temporary shelters are not needed, rescued animal victims are transported to the ASPCA Cruelty Recovery Center (CRC)—a permanent facility where cruelty victims will receive the shelter and care they need from ASPCA staff as their legal case continues.