In 1999, 45,909 cats and dogs
were euthanized statewide in Utah (13,306 of them healthy); in 2003, No More Homeless Pets in Utah reduced total shelter deaths to 36,121, while increasing adoptions by 10,827.
Only cats and dogs
can be insured in the United States, but Smith sees a strong possibility that coverage will be expanded to cover the family horse and pet rabbits, such as in the United Kingdom.
Conventional medicine has nothing to offer animals suffering from kidney disease, one of the top causes of death among cats and dogs
In Hawaii, cats and dogs
as well as the imported mongoose have seriously affected nesting waterbirds and two seabirds--the dark-rumped petrel and Newell's shearwater, according to the National Biological Service.
Americans share their homes with more than 112 million cats and dogs
, not to mention an assortment of reptiles, birds, horses and exotic animals.