June: Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month

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20100609.gifApproximately 4 million cats end up in shelters every year, including thousands born every spring and summer during “kitten season.”

To help promote adoptions of these fun, affectionate animals, join millions of pet-owners to celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month each June.

Did you know?

  • In 2006, nearly half of pet owners, or 49.7%, considered their pets to be family members.

  • There are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats.

  • The average veterinary expenditure per household for all pets was $366 in 2006.

U.S. pet ownership, 2007, by AVMA
  Dogs Cats Birds Horses
Percent of households owning 37.2% 32.4% 3.9% 1.8%
Number of households owning 43,021,000 37,460,000 4,453,000 2,087,000
Average number owned per household 1.7 2.2 2.5 3.5
Total number in United States 72,114,000 81,721,000 11,199,000 7,295,000
Veterinary visits per household per year (mean) 2.6 1.7 0.3 2.2
Veterinary expenditure per household per year (mean) $356 $190 $25 $360
Veterinary expenditure per animal (mean) $200 $81 $9 $92

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Sui Zhang