Reasons for pet abandonment in Spain in 2018

This statistic displays the main reasons why owners abandoned their pets in Spain in 2018. That year, unwanted litters became the main reason for pet abandonment, with figures reaching 15 percent of the cases. Other reasons that prompted owners to abandon their pets were the end of hunting season and financial issues, accounting for 13 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Main reasons why owners abandon their pets in Spain in 2018

Share of abandonment cases
Unwanted litters15%
End of hunting season13%
Financial reasons11%
Behavioural issues11%
Loss of interest10%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Spain

Survey time period

2018

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