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Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, 3.2 million are cats. Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized, which is approximately 860,000 cats. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year. Of those, 1.6 million are cats. About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners. Of those, only 90,000 are cats. Source:

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