How many animal shelters are there in the US?
There are about 3,500 animal shelters in the United States as well as a large number of non-sheltered and fostering groups.
National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy is the leading statistics gatherer in this field. However, their research is limited and the last sample is from 1997. These are still the numbers people and animal organizations go by because no complete further data is available. According to NCPPSP, around 4.3 million pets entered the surveyed animal shelters, 2.7 million of them were euthanized. Based on this research, it is believed that around 15 million…
In 31 states, class B dealers can take animals from animal shelters and sell them to laboratories for research. In five states (Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Utah), shelters are required to surrender animals to any class B dealers who ask for them. -http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServerpagename=kids_ri_animaltesting_com efrom