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Americans' opinions about animal shelters euthanizing pets

This statistic shows the results of a 2011 survey among American adults regarding euthanizing animals at animal shelters. 71 percent of respondents stated that animal shelters should only be allowed to euthanize animals when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to to be adopted.

Should animal shelters be allowed to euthanize pets?

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Sources

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 13 to 17, 2011

Number of respondents

1,118 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Pet owners

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question posed at the source was "Which comes closest to your views?
1) Animal shelters should only be allowed to euthanize animals when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to to be adopted
2)Sometimes animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals as a necessary way of controlling the population of animals."

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