Did you know that there are nearly 13,600 animal shelters that are independent with no national organizationĀ help. Over 7.6 million animals enter animal shelters each year in the United States. In 15 days, theĀ Austin Animal Center took in over 700 lost cats and dogs who were in need of new homes. If that doesn’t shock you, did you know that sometimes animals can be so unsettled by the change in their living situations that they become depressed and refuse to eat. If you are unable to adopt and give an animal a fresh and happy start at life, did you know you can foster pets for a short time to help them become more adoptable?

Animal Intakes and Adoptions in 2015 – Statistics from Animal Humane Society