The 2011 statistics are in. This number is down from 88 in 2010 and 96 in 2009, yet much more progress needs to be made. The total number of dogs and cats impounded in 2011 was down from 2010 as well, so while the average number of cats and dogs that were euthanized each day in 2011 was down from 2010, the percentage of the total number impounded was higher, with 35% in 2011 vs 34% in 2010.
Below are the 1984-2010 New Jersey animal statistics, by state, and the 2011 New Jersey statistics by county. 30,896 cats and dogs were reported killed in New Jersey animal shelters during 2010; that is an average of 85 each day of the year!
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