The 2016 Animal Intake and Disposition Summary shows that, of a total of 82,116 cats and dogs impounded in New Jersey in 2016, 52,707 were either redeemed or adopted and 15,340 were euthanized – an average of 42 per day.

These numbers have dropped each year for the last several years. Those are all positive strides in the right direction! There is always more work to be done, however, as long as any cats or dogs are being euthanized!

Looking back, we see the trend:


2009: 96   •   2010: 88   •   2011: 85   •   2012: 73   •   2013: 64   •   2014: 58   •   2015: 46   •   2016: 42


The chart below (click to see larger image) breaks down the numbers to show averages and percentages to compare by year from 2009 through 2016.




You have to know where you have been and where you are now in order to know where you need to go.


Below are the 2016 New Jersey statistics by county. Please click thumbnail to see full document:



Click below to see the 1984-2016 Stray Animal Intake and Disposition Survey (Dogs and Cats) for the state of New Jersey:


.See statistics from other years.




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