Facts About Stray Cats

Did you know:

  • The stray animal population in this country today is largely made up of cats.
  • The majority of the millions of cats in shelters are unowned.
  • More than 70% will be euthanized.
  • 25,000 healthy cats are euthanized in shelters each day.
  • Euthanasia in shelters is now the number one cause of cat death in the United States.

Perspective: A message from Jan McHugh-Smith, President of The SF/SPCA

pet cats
photograph © Roxane Gilbert

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