The SAC's in-depth study provides insight into the evolving situation of animal shelters, specifically with the plight of dogs.
The alarming rise in canine fatalities should serve as a wake-up call to everyone involved in animal welfare.
When dogs do not make it through their time in care, whether from natural causes or because they are put down, this is known as a non-live outcome.
Overcrowding in shelters, behavioral problems, and health concerns are among the many factors contributing to this growth.
Around 78,000 more canines experienced non-live results in 2023 as compared to the previous year.
This number shows a change in the dynamics of animal sheltering and
rescue, and it also represents a large percentage of the dogs in shelters.