If you don't know what's happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are doing, it's time to find out! Destructive practices are emerging that threaten public health, sustain 'pet overpopulation' and undermine responsible dog ownership and breeding.
Finding out what's happening in the world of animal sheltering and rescuing, however, is not always that easy. Although most shelters use the issue of 'pet overpopulation' to raise funds, it turns out that few of them have sufficient records to support the term. In fact, a major impediment to solving the US stray and surplus pet problems is the lack of reliable shelter statistics.