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Homeless Pet Numbers Rise

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After record pet adoptions seen in the U.S. during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters are filling back up again.

The increase in homeless pets is two-fold: a decrease in pet adoptions and an increase in animal intake numbers. According to Best Friends Animal Society and 24PetWatch, adoptions are down 3.7% overall in 2021.

Compared to 2020 numbers, animal intake was up 5.9% in the month of June, a time of year when shelters become overwhelmed with kittens.

Shelters also continue to suffer from pandemic-related challenges, including understaffing and logistical issues surrounding adoption events and public access to shelters.

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