Each year, 7.6 million companion pets enter 13,600 animal shelters throughout the U.S. Of those, almost 3 million are euthanized because the shelter cannot feed and house these pets awaiting adoption. Approximately 2.7 million sheltered pets are adopted each year, equally split between cats and dogs.
Pet ownership in the U.S. is at an all-time high. Today, approximately half of all households own a cat and/or a dog, which by the latest count totaled 71 million dogs and 91 million cats[ Source: AAPA] According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 40% of pet owners learned about their pet through word of mouth. Less than a third of all pets are adopted from shelters and rescues.
It the aforementioned facts and our love of dogs and cats that have driven us to create the Caring & Sharing initiative. Our sole goal is to create awareness of the plight of sheltered animals, which we believe will stimulate interest in adopting a cat, dog or both from a local shelter. As we manufacture two of the best treats on the market for cats and dogs…Kitty Kaviar™ and K9 Fat Free Treats™…..we thought that providing these treats to thousands of animal shelters would be viewed as a somewhat unusual donation…..so unusual, our Click & Feed A Treat icons it would attract tens of thousands of pet owners who will welcome the opportunity to become a small but critical part of our noble cause.
Every time a pet owner purchases one of the Pet Healthy Family products, we donate 6 treats to an animal shelter; and every time you click on a CLICK & FEED icon, we donate treats to an animal shelter.
Would you be kind enough to join us by clicking and feeding a dog and cat a treat today???