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Atlanta is the biggest city in the state of Georgia, it is estimated that 5.5 million people live in the city of Atlanta. Like many other major cities in the U.S, Atlanta has great economy and a rising diversity of people. However, there is a growing problem with over-population of dogs.

The statistics for a sheltered dog in the city of Atlanta, are quite disheartening. Every year about 90,000 dogs will be killed in the area of Atlanta and sadly these numbers are increasing. This means one-in-three dogs will be euthanized. The majority of dogs that end up on the Atlanta shelters are stray, or lost pets, and many of them will never get the chance to be adopted mainly because shelters and rescue groups are too over crowded.

In order to control animal over population, dogs and other animals need to be spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering is not expensive, usually ranging from free to about $80. Numerous shelters and rescue groups offer affordable spaying or neutering options. Sometimes, depending on the person’s situation, these groups may offer free spaying or neutering. To find pet clinics and more information regarding spaying or neutering in the city of Atlanta visit Spot Society.

There are about 40 plus animal shelters or animal rescue groups in the city of Atlanta. About 10 percent of the animal shelters or rescue groups are no kill centers. If you’re looking to adopt a dog from the Atlanta area and want a specific breed or size; there are various rescue groups that specialize in pure breeds, small breed, big breeds, mix breeds and even puppies. You can find easy and accessible information of rescue groups and available pets for adoption by visiting the site above.