Animal rescue shelters have grappled with state budgetary issues, which have caused many municipalities to slash their animal shelter funding. Additionally, animal overpopulation in shelters has been an issue for the industry, which has partly resulted in the euthanasia of about three to four million dogs and cats per year, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Despite these trends, industry revenue is expected to grow, as more individuals adopt dogs and cats from shelters rather than from breeders and pet shops.
This industry includes establishments that provide a temporary home and care for stray and homeless pets while seeking permanent homes for them.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.