Special Report

Which State Has the Most Pet Shelters?

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40. California
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 3.0
> Total pet shelters: 1,182 (the most)
> Population: 39,557,045 (the largest)

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39. Alabama
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 3.0
> Total pet shelters: 149 (24th fewest)
> Population: 4,887,871 (24th largest)

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38. Washington
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 3.1
> Total pet shelters: 236 (17th most)
> Population: 7,535,591 (13th largest)

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37. Idaho
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 3.1
> Total pet shelters: 55 (9th fewest)
> Population: 1,754,208 (12th smallest)

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36. Georgia
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 3.1
> Total pet shelters: 331 (12th most)
> Population: 10,519,475 (8th largest)

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