New report sheds light on animal adoptions, relinquishments at area shelters


Pethealth Inc. will release new data monthly on pet adoptions, relinquishments, and euthanasias

Oakville, Ontario – Pethealth Inc. released new data on pet adoptions, relinquishments, euthanasias and adoption prices from nearly 850 animal welfare organizations in Canada and the United States.

Here is what they found:

Owner relinquishments of cats and dogs declined 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Animal shelter euthanasias of cats and dogs declined 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

The average adoption price for cats and dogs older than 1 year declined, while the price for dogs under 1 year remained stable.

Cat and dog adoptions in September 2010 increased 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively, over September 2009.

The new PetPoint Report collects data from many shelters that use the PetPoint animal management software system. Reports will be published the third Monday of each month and focus on trends in animal welfare.

Watch for the November 2010 issue of DVM Newsmagazine, which features a cover article on a controversial practice of moving cats and dogs from shelter to shelter.

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