Thursday, February 21, 2008

Animals: Birth Rates

"When considering the birth rates among animals, it’s not hard to understand why animal shelters are always filled with animals waiting to be adopted. Shockingly, it has been calculated that over a seven year period, one female cat and her offspring will produce approximately 420,000 kittens. Likewise, one female dog and her offspring will produce 67,000 puppies during a six year period. Since there are more animals looking for homes than there are people who want to adopt them, some 6.5 million animals are euthanized each year."

"We’ve all heard it, maybe from a friend or co-worker, “Do you know of anyone that wants a dog”? Before you get a dog, there are several things you need to think about to get the right dog for you."

1 comment:

alpha99wolf said...

I found the link regarding "things you need to think about to get the right dog for you" highly informative. Energy levels of adoptive parents is important in choosing a pet. There are so many instances where people adopt a cute kitty, but don't want to deal with an adult cat. Same with dogs. Investigating attributes of pets is key to a successful adoption for the pet and the owner.