"… only one of four dogs who end up living in our homes come from shelters in any given year.
Most people get their dogs from breeders or from pet stores while perfectly wonderful puppies
and dogs are left to die in shelters every single day.
Those statistics were bad enough, but the one that got me in the gut is this:
If just two in four people, instead of one in four people, went to shelters
instead of breeders or pet stores to get their next dog, then the entire
problem of killing dogs… would be statistically eliminated across the country…
there would be more adopters than there are dogs in the shelters."
- Kim Kavin
Andreas Holm's Incredible Portraits of Shelter Dogs.
See the full project here.