Friday, January 30, 2015

Puppy Mills: Facts & Figures

Puppy Mills: Facts and Figures
January 2014
10,000          Estimated number of puppy mills in the U.S. (both licensed and unlicensed)
1,924            Number of USDA Class A and B licensed facilities that breed dogs for the pet trade
167,388        Estimated number of dogs kept solely for breeding purposes in USDA-licensed         facilities
108,802        Estimated number of female dogs kept for breeding at USDA-licensed facilities
9.4                Estimated number of puppies per breeding female per year
1,022,740     Estimated number of puppies produced by USDA-licensed facilities each year
2.04 million   Estimated number of puppies sold annually who originated from puppy mills –      USDA-licensed and non-USDA licensed
25%              Estimated percentage of dogs in animal shelters who are purebred
3 million        Estimated number of dogs and cats euthanized by shelters every year in the U.S.
$4.00-$7.00  International City/County Management Association budgeting recommendation, per capita, for animal control programs

$500,00        Estimated cost of a puppy mill bust involving 250 animals

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