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The pet ownership report is a whopping 136 pages of information and worth the price for any company that is dealing in pet products.
I won't overwhelm you with all of the data, but I do think there were several key statistics that I think are important for rescues/shelters to know about pet ownership in the US -- and some things that I just found to be interesting.
Times were tough, both financially and physically, and her stepmother raised her and took care of a menagerie of animals all on her own.
To this day, Tia equates her strength and discipline solely to the way she was raised.
According to the Survey, there are more than 78 million dogs, 86.4 million cats, 151.1 million freshwater fish, 8.61 million saltwater fish, 16.2 million birds, 16 million small animals, 13 million reptiles and 7.9 million equines owned in the U. Approximately four-out-of-ten pet owning households in the U. The Survey reveals pet owners are willing to spend money on their pets despite a downturn in the economy,” said Bob Vetere, president of APPA.She longed for a family of her own and began to take in neighborhood dogs and stray cats at an early age.Tia was raised by her stepmother, whom she calls "mom." The two shared a love of animals and together they struggled to keep the family, which included horses and these "gifts from Mother Nature" as her stepmother called them, united.With no father figure in Tia's life, her mom showed her that if you have the loyalty of an animal companion, you don't need much else.At the age of 17, Tia left home and in tow were her entourage of pets including her two Arabian horses, an Angora goat, and her Catahoula Leopard Dog - Cougar.