Animal Shelters Busiest In Spring
This May 2009 survey of Canadian animal shelters found that they held three times more cats than dogs and four times more kittens than puppies. Sources of shelter intake include most strays and abandonments, but also relinquishments due to owners who move and financial issues. Nearly one-half (48%) of Canadian shelters say that spring is the busiest season.
According to survey findings, shelters have an average of 30 cats and 12 dogs available for adoption. In addition, shelters say that on average three times as many cats as dogs, and four times as many kittens as puppies are within their facilities.