Monthly Shelter Reports
Overpopulation. The Humane Society estimates that U.S. shelters take in 6-8 million dogs and cats every year. Approximately half of these animals are euthanized. One of the best means we have of ending this problem is by making sure to spay and neuter our pets.
Importance of Microchipping
- The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
- Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
- Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
- Microchipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, unique and permanent identification for a fee of only $10.00. So, please contact the St Johns County Pet Center at 904-209-6190 and schedule your appointment today!!