Shocking Cat Fact

I’m attending the MCVC (Music City Veterinary Conference) this weekend.

I just wanted to share a sobering fact that was told to us in one of the feline medicine lectures on Friday.   Did you know that 4-9 million cats are euthanized in animal shelters in the United States every year?  That comes out to >10,000 cats a day that are euthanized!  This is heartbreaking and needs to change!

Also, did you know that house soiling is the #1 reason cats are sent to shelters by owners?  It is also the #1 reason for feline  euthanasia.


This is Alice- my “niece” cat who was recently adopted by my sister when Alice’s elderly owner passed away and she needed a new home (she’s a sweetie and is very much loved by my sister’s family). 

Gail ♥


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to Shocking Cat Fact

  1. That is really sad. Thank you for sharing with us Gail. ❤️

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