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Statistics from one shelter are staggeringin April '08, this shelter took in a total of 348 dogs. Yes, all in one month! 194 dogs were impounds and 154 were owner surrenders. In that month, 263 dogs were euthanized. So, only 85 dogs made it out alive and were either adopted or sent to other rescues. The year-to-date number of dogs taken in by April was up to 1,263. Of these, 1,051 dogs were put down. These dogs were not ill or temperamentally unsoundthey were simply victims of an ongoing overpopulation problem.
With the help of people and the internet, many of these animals are saved. Websites like Petfinder.com allow shelters to post photos and information about each animal. Georgia dogs are transported across the US and Canada to rescues that can help place them into loving homes. Volunteers in all parts of the country pull together online to rescue certain animals. Thanks to their efforts, Buddy made his way from Georgia to New Hampshire.