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Hogs For Dogs

September 23, 2011 - Kim Collette
This past weekend Valley Harley Davidson partnered with The Belmont County Animal Shelter for the "Hogs for Dogs" event. Hogs for Dogs was an adoption drive and fundraiser. The shelter had about 12 dogs at the event looking for new homes. And if I could somehow manage it...I would have taken them all home with me! I applaud everyone's efforts to find these animals a forever home. This Sunday in The Times Leader there will be a special section featuring some of the pets available at the shelter for adoption. Hopefully, some of these cutie pies will be adopted soon!

Here are some interesting facts about pets: *About 63% of all households in the US have a pet. *There are about 75 million dogs and 85 million cats in the US. *The average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog or cat is $700-$875 per year. *Cat owners tend to have more animals than dog owners on average---2.1 cats compared to 1.5 dogs per household. *Nine out of 10 pet owners consider their pet a member of the family. *Americans spend about 5 billion on holiday presents for their furry friends. *In 75% of the nation's dog-owning households, the dog is treated to rides in the family car. *Almost half of all pet owners admit that they sometimes talk to their pet.


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