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Florida Shelter Census

Florida Shelter Animal Census: A snapshot of statewide intake and disposition

  • A total of 130 animal shelters were operating in Florida, providing animal sheltering services in almost every county.

  • Nearly a half million cats and dogs were admitted.

  • Municipal and nonprofit shelters collectively spent more than $158 million on shelter operations.

  • Free-roaming/stray cats and dogs made up more than half of all intakes.

  • Statewide live outcomes were achieved for three of every four dogs, but less than two of every four cats.

National statistics on pet ownership and shelter performance are available at Animal Sheltering - Pets by the Numbers. This site was developed by the Humane Society of the United States and also features some truly innovative ways people are making a difference in increasing positive outcomes for homeless pets.

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