It is estimated that, in the United States, there are approximately 2,000 cases of animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment every year. While these numbers reflect a portion of incidents of abuse by private pet owners, these statistics do not necessarily include the questionable treatment of animals by under-regulated enterprises such as pet stores, zoos, circuses and farms.
- 13% of animal abuse is domestic violence
- Around 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are are euthanized every year in animal shelters.
- 70% of animal abusers have records of other crimes unrelated to animal abuse.
Statistics according to: http://www.nowpublic.com