2016 Pet Guide – Just the Facts
Estimated number of cats living in U.S. households.
Estimated number of dogs living in U.S. households.
Approximate number of facial expressions dogs make, most of them with their ears.
Percentage of dogs that sleep in their owners’ beds
Number of companion animals that enter shelters every year.
Average number of hours domestic cats sleep per day.
Age of Poncho, a green-winged macaw—and film actor—who’s the world’s oldest known parrot.
Number of spots Dalmatians are born with.
Year of the first known cat video, a production called “Prof. Welton’s Boxing Cats." And, yes, they wore boxing gloves. Search YouTube.
TO THE RESCUE
Interested in adopting a pet or seeing if you have what it takes to foster one? Check out these Orlando-area rescue organizations:
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Orange County Animal Services
Seminole County Animal Services
Pet Rescue by Judy
Florida Little Dog Rescue
Greyhound Adoptions of Florida
Greyhound Pets of America’s Senior Sanctuary Florida
RUFF Rescue of Central Florida, Inc.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc.
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida
A New Beginning Pet Rescue, Inc.
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Lovey Loaves Sanctuary
(for special needs dogs)
The Cat Protection Society