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Characteristics of Shelter-Relinquished Animals and Their Owners Compared With Animals and Their Own


Characteristics of Shelter-Relinquished Animals and Their Owners Compared With Animals and Their Own


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Animal shelters in the United States annually receive millions of relinquished dogs and cats, and risk factors for relinquishment are not fully understood. Investigators sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy interviewed people who relinquished dogs and cats at 12 shelters in four regions. We collected similar data from a sample of U.S. households with companion animals.