Pit bulls are currently the most bred dog in America. Because of this and the lack of regard for these dogs, 4,000 pit bull type dogs are euthanized a day in this country, totaling over 1.5 Million pit bulls a year. The pit bull breed and mixes are the most abandoned, abused and fought dog in our country. Only 1 out of every 600 pit bulls makes it out of the shelters alive. They are the least likely to be adopted due to prejudice, breed bans, housing bans and BSL Laws.
[Grey pictured above]
Approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately 5-9 million are euthanized (60% of dogs and 70% of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control.
[Dakota pictured above]
Less than 2 percent of cats and only 15-20% of dogs are returned to their owners. Most of these were identified with tags or microchips.
[Rocco pictured above]