The Big Picture – Systemic Drivers of Animal Homelessness.

The main, structural reasons for animal homelessness in America.

There are many different reasons for animal homelessness, but there are some major, systemic issues that need to be addressed. Come back soon and click the photos to learn more about the underlying reasons and what you can do to help.

1. Despite millions of homeless pets, for-profit breeders are allowed.

2. Pets are often ‘acquired’ based on impulse and returned later.

3. The cost of medical care for pets can be very high.

4. There is a huge need for foster parents to provide temporary homes for pets.

5. We have allowed too many animals due to lack of neutering and spaying.

6. It is difficult to find affordable rental housing which allows pets.

7. Some pet owners are not capable / willing of taking care of their pets.