In 2010, over 80% of cats entering government-funded animal pounds and shelters in North Carolina were killed.
Under North Carolina state law, pounds and shelters are required to report annually to the Department of Health and Human Services the number of animals they accept, return to owner, adopt out, and kill.
According to the statistics, 154,197 cats were impounded in North Carolina animal pounds and shelters in 2010, of which 123,873 were killed. The Department does not attempt to verify whether all pounds and shelters that are required to report actually do so, or whether the reported figures are accurate. Moreover, privately funded shelters are not required to report their numbers.
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