Viewers share photos for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, April 30 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:39:10 AM CDT April 30, 2017 in News
By: Jake Schnierow, KOMU Reporter
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COLUMBIA - April 30 is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, so KOMU 8 News asked for viewers to share photos of the pets they adopted from shelters and the response was overwhelming. See our gallery and video above.

According to the American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year. About half are dogs and half are cats.

Almost a quarter of people who get a dog get it from a shelter. And just over 30 percent of people who adopt cats get them from a shelter. 

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