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Estimated homeless cats and dogs

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80 million

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Estimated street or stray cats

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9.1 million

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Estimated street or stray dogs

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62 million

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Estimated cats and dogs in shelters

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8.8 million

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Pets Wanted: Score

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1.9

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India data shows 78% of pet owners report treating their pet for ticks, compared to the global average of 76%. This helps drive up the ‘All Pets Wanted’ score for India up.

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The Index data for India reveals a high prevalence of stray populations which is bringing the country’s ‘All Pets Wanted’ score down. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) of the population says they see a stray cat at least once a week while nearly 8 in 10 (77%) say they see a stray dog as frequently.

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The Index data for India shows a higher-than-average willingness to own or foster a cat or dog which drives the ‘All Pets Cared For’ score up in India. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) of India’s general population said they would consider owning a dog, compared to the global average of only 5 in 10.

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India data shows 61% of people report that they do not visit the vet for practical reasons such as distance, reputation of the establishment or facilities. This is significantly higher than the global average of 32% and is bringing the ‘All Pets Cared For’ score for India down.

Pets Welcome: Text Column one

The India data shows that initiatives from charities, governments and companies to help address pet homelessness are perceived as effective and are helping drive the ‘All Pets Welcome’ score for the country up.

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The Index data for India shows a perception that the costs associated with having a pet in the country are high - 47% of people surveyed in India report having abandoned or rehomed a cat citing cost (veterinary and/or food) as the reason for relinquishment. This perception is contributing to bringing down the ‘All Pets Welcome’ score for India.

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Total Homeless Counts: cats and dogs

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48 million

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Estimated street or stray cats

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41 million

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1.3 million

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Estimated cats and dogs in shelters

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5.4 million

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6.3

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7.2

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Pet Ownership Barriers & Policies

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The Index data for the USA shows that roaming and stray populations are perceived to be slightly less of an issue in the USA compared to the global average. Only 23% of respondents say they see stray cats at least once a day, compared to 26% globally. This is helping drive up the country’s ‘All Pets Wanted’ score.

Pets Wanted: Text Column two

The USA Index data shows a high concern amongst the general population around rabies, ticks and other conditions – 35% of the general population believe that rabies, ticks and other conditions are a problem in their area. This is bringing down the ‘All Pets Wanted’ score for the USA.

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Pets Cared For: Text Column one

The USA Index data reveals a higher willingness to adopt a cat or dog from a shelter than seen in other countries, which is driving the country’s ‘All Pets Cared For’ score up. The data shows more than 6 in 10 (63%) respondents in the US say they would consider adopting from a shelter.

Pets Cared For: Text Column two

However, USA data shows there is overall a slightly lower interest from the general public in owning or fostering a dog or cat in the future which is driving the ‘All Pets Cared For’ score down. Only 48% of respondents say they would consider owning a dog in the future, compared to the global average of 50%.

Pets Welcome: Text Column one

The Index data for the USA shows a high desire for neighborhoods to have sufficient pet amenities, which is helping drive the country’s ‘All Pets Welcome’ score up. More than half (57%) of dog owners and 4 in 10 (41%) cat owners say they believe it is important their neighborhood has pet amenities like groomers.

Pets Welcome: Text Column two

The USA Index data shows 56% of respondents who currently care for a dog in their community, but do not own one, state cost as the reason why they are unwilling to own a dog. This perception is currently contributing to bringing the USA ‘All Pets Welcome’ score down.

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