The Top 5 Reasons for Owners Leaving Their Cat at a Shelter (U.S.)


  Reason
1
Too many in the house
2
Allergies
3
Moving
4
Cost of pet maintenance
5
Landlord issues
Sources:   National Council on pet population study & policy.
List Notes: Data is for the years 2003-2006. Animals relinquished for euthanasia due to illness or age, and animals turned in as strays were excluded from this list.
  
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