This summer I started volunteering at our County animal shelter, judged to be one of the 10 best in the nation. I simply try to make this a better world—one animal at a time. I do this by sharing my time and attention with them telling them each they are the best and that I am lucky to be with them that day. In fiscal year 2013, this shelter received 16,473 animals generated by the population in its county.
Of these animals, 14.3% were successfully adopted by new owners; another 9,232 or 56.2% were killed humanely. None of the animals asked to be sent to the shelter on their own, only their owners caused that to be the case. Only humans can have their pets-Spayed, Neutered or microchipped.