There are approximately ten million domestic animals throughout Spain, which is broken-down into 5.95 million dogs, 2.55 million birds and 1.47 cats.
The study shows that only 2 percent of these dogs have been adopted via an organistion, 9 percent have been found on the streets, and the biggest majority of dogs have been bought or given as a present. It is essential that these animals are not simply consumer whims, said Nacho Paunero, President of the El Refugio Association. All owners must know they have to be responisble pet owners, in terms of sterilisation and adoption, he added. El Refugio Association is an non-profit organisation.
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