(WTXL) — Florida had one of the highest numbers of cats and dogs killed at shelters last year, according to a new study.
The study conducted by Best Friends Animal Society found that in 2018, 352,000 cats and dogs entered shelters in the state of Florida, 262,000 were saved and 55,400 were killed.
It also only found 40 no-kill communities in Florida.
According to the study, Florida was only behind California, Texas, and North Carolina.
The study stated that last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were killed in our nation’s animal shelters, simply because they didn’t have safe places to call home (!!!)
The study found 2,000 dogs and cats in America are killed every day in shelters.
To read the full study, click here.
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.
A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends partners with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country on innovative lifesaving programs.
In addition to Lifesaving Centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and soon, Houston, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in Kanab, Utah.
Working together with you, we will end the killing and Save Them All®!
For more information, visit bestfriends.org. #SaveThemAll
And I mean ... We cannot save all animals, we all know it.
But that’s not the main question!
The question is: how many animals CAN I save?
And if everyone answers this question with the adoption of just one shelter animal, the shelters will soon have to report bankruptcy.
A bit of food, a warm place to sleep, two- three beautiful walks in nature with your new friend a day, that is the “huge” effort that you have when a new family member comes into your home. And a lot of felicity, partnership because…
He loves you
He respects you
He is loyal to you
He doesn’t betray you
He is your only real friend who always stands by you…
A life without an animal at home is possible but boring.
My best regards to all, Venus