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Study: 55,400 dogs and cats killed in Florida shelters last year

Posted at 6:51 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 18:51:39-04

(WTXL) — Florida had one of the highest numbers of cats and dogs killed at shelters last year, according to a new study.

The study conducted by Best Friends Animal Society found that in 2018, 352,000 cats and dogs entered shelters in the state of Florida, 262,000 were saved and 55,400 were killed.

It also only found 40 no-kill communities in Florida.

According to the study, Florida was only behind California, Texas, and North Carolina.

The study stated that last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were killed in our nation’s animal shelters, simply because they didn’t have safe places to call home.

The study found 2,000 dogs and cats in America are killed every day in shelters.

To read the full study, click here.