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Features March 2014 Issue

Why So Many Dogs Need Rescuing

Unplanned litters are the main source of pet overpopulation, according to PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ Program (petsmartcharities.org/rescue-waggin). “Imagine if every person living in New York City was actually a dog or cat,” says the organization, which partners with literally thousands of adoption groups across the country to help homeless animals get adopted. “That’s about the number of pets that will end up in shelters in North America this year. Of those 8 million pets, half…

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