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Stray animal intakes decline

Tuesday, 20th September 2011

Intakes of stray dogs and cats are on the decline, according to new research.

Figures from PetPoint Solutions reveal that intakes of stray dogs dropped by three per cent year-on-year in August, while intakes for cats were down by ten per cent during the same period.

Adoptions of both dogs and cats remained flat for August, while euthanasia of feline and canine pets declined by ten per cent and four per cent respectively, marking the twelfth consecutive month that euthanasia of cats experienced a year-on-year fall.

Steve Zeidman, managing director of PetPoint Solutions, said: "Transfer activity is on the rise for both dogs and cats, indicating growing cooperation between animal welfare organisations to balance geographical disparities in the demand and supply of adoptable pets."

He added that the figures indicate that the animal welfare community is well on track in achieving its goals.
The report is based on aggregated data from 919 animal welfare organisations using PetPoint.