STATISTICS
The statistics listed below are from the Virginia State Veterinarian's Office (Website). Richmond HERO's goal is to lower these numbers by promoting and educating the public about spaying or neutering their animals. How much lower could these statistics have been for cats and dogs through spay or neuter? They are slowly decreasing and hopefully with the publics help these numbers will continue to decrease, but we have a long way to go!

I have also added a column for equine that were euthanized.

YEAR
CATS EUTHANIZED
DOGS EUTHANIZED
EQUINE
2013
26,002
27,460
9
2012
49,702
27,460
17
2011
53,634
31,071
10
2010
56,653
34,493
16
2009
58,637
34,848
20
2008
65,416
39,672
30
2007
64,842
41,455
14
2006
66,055
48,788
12
2005
72,070
52,590
13
2004
57,380
45,947
  9
2003
73,175
60,625
 
2002
61,156
59,396
 
2001
67,663
65,315
 
2000
71,959
70,667
 
       Page last updated March 23, 2014