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Statistics from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals indicate that approximately 6.5 million pets enter United States animal shelters nationwide each year. This number is estimated to have decreased by 7.2 million since 2011. Approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year. However, this number has dropped from around 2.6 million in 2011. This is due in part to increased adoptions and the successful return of stray animals to their owners. Meanwhile, approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year.
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But if you’re an animal lover who wants to help out and aren’t ready to take a four-legged friend with you, there’s another way to contribute. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is holding a pet supply drive through January 6. Participating locations in the Atlanta metro area include Peachtree Corners Animal Clinic in Norcoss, Chattahoochee Animal Clinic in Roswell, and Petco in Sandy Springs.
North Point Mall Dog and Cat Adoption
Noon – 4 p.m.
saturday january 4
North Point Mall: 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022