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A solution needs to be FOUND.

This is the mission of the Lazin Animal FOUNDation !

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Be part of the solution.

Go save a life by adopting a shelter animal
or helping out at your local shelter !

A solution needs to be FOUND.

This is the mission of the Lazin Animal FOUNDation!

Be part of the solution.

Go save a life by adopting a shelter animal
or helping out at your local shelter !

You can find the perfect animal companion at a local shelter — just waiting to be FOUND.

And there are so many homeless pets just waiting to give you a tail wag, lay at your side, and give you their unconditional love.

At least 8,000,000 companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year . . .
At least 4,000,000 million of them are euthanized annually . . .
That means an average of 76,924 animals are euthanized every week . . .
an average of 10,989 animals are euthanized every day . . .
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However, these statistics don’t even include the millions of additional animals that are euthanized at shelters failing to report cases of euthanasia, the millions of animals that don’t survive puppy mills, or the stray animals living on the streets and dying from injury or starvation.

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There are more than 5,000 independent community animal shelters nationwide.

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Each year, despite the best efforts of caring staff, shelters euthanize hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens less than 8 weeks old. This is often due to the financial costs and staff demands necessary to nurse these infants through this early physiological growth stage, during which they are totally dependent upon human care to survive.

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Billions of dollars are spent annually by local governments to initially shelter and then, in many cases, ultimately euthanize millions of adoptable dogs and cats.

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Currently, no central governmental institution or regulatory agency is responsible for monitoring and enforcing acceptable veterinary and environmental standards in animal shelters, or for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on national statistics that reveal more accurate information about the treatment and well-being of the animal population living and dying in shelters.

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Many animal owners don’t know the earliest age at which pets can be safely spayed or neutered, which according to the American Veterinary Medical Association is “2 months or 2 pounds in weight”. People failing to fix their pets risk unwanted litters, medical problems for their pets at a later age, and adding to the problems at already over-crowded shelters.

This means that an
average of one
shelter animal in this
country is
euthanized about every
8 seconds.

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