1. Cat Ownership Stats in US in 2020
1.1 There are about 94.2 million cats owned in the United States
1.2 Here’s how the total number of domestic cats changed in US since 2010:
1.3 The map of cat ownership across the United States
1.4 The top 10 states for cat ownership
1.5 The top 10 states with the lowest cat ownership rate
1.6 Approximately 27% of all households in the United States have a cat
1.7 About every fourth American owns a cat
1.8 Approximately 46% of cat owners learned about their pet through word of mouth.
1.9 The most common sources from where the cats are obtained in United States:
2. Cats Shelter Statistics in 2020
2.1 How many cats are in shelters? About 3,200,000 cats enter U.S. animal shelters yearly.
2.2 Approximately 860,000 shelter cats are euthanized every year. This number has significantly declined in comparison to 2,600,000 in 2011.
This can be explained by the increased adoption rate and percentage of stray animals that successfully returned to their homes.
2.3 1,600,000 shelter cats are adopted each year
2.4 Only 90,000 stray cats successfully return to their owners