Special Report

Which State Has the Most Pet Shelters?

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5. Maine
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 5.1
> Total pet shelters: 68 (13th fewest)
> Population: 1,338,404 (9th smallest)

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4. Rhode Island
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 5.4
> Total pet shelters: 57 (10th fewest)
> Population: 1,057,315 (7th smallest)

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3. Vermont
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 5.7
> Total pet shelters: 36 (8th fewest)
> Population: 626,299 (2nd smallest)

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2. Connecticut
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 6.0
> Total pet shelters: 213 (18th most)
> Population: 3,572,665 (22nd smallest)

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1. Wyoming
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 6.1
> Total pet shelters: 35 (7th fewest)
> Population: 577,737 (the smallest)

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