There are over 7.6 million animals that do not have homes and enter shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®). Many pets get lost, but others get left behind when their owner moves.
There are approximately 13,600 animal shelters nationwide (ASPCA®). According to the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society, for every one person, there are 10 dogs and 15 cats! That´s a lot of animals! You can buy or adopt a pet, but there are other ways you can help, too.
When we visited the animal shelter, we walked the dogs and read to the cats. These are great things that kids can do!