A Humane Society's Preliminary Animal Experiment Finds Only 2% Of Animals Still Alive After Eight Days
By Ramon McRobotface
HOUSTON—Dramatically refuting the national trend that has seen an increase in the number of animals abandoned or euthanized over the past decade, the Harris County Humane Society announced Thursday that only 2 percent of the nation’s animals remain alive after eight days. “Following extensive field testing, we have concluded that only 2 percent of all animals have been successfully abandoned or euthanized after being left in a cage for an entire week,” said director Susan Crawford, adding that, after surveying hundreds of animals, the percentage who have been successfully reclaimed by their owners is only 2 percent. “We also found that, of the remaining 1.4 million animals in the facility, only a small minority are still alive after being confined to a small, cramped enclosure.” Crawford went on to say that the remaining animals have been successfully reclaimed by their owners, and are effectively thriving.