Why do animals end up in the shelter?

Have you ever asked yourself this question:  What are the reasons that cause an animal to end up in a shelter? You might be surprised to learn the heartbreaking reasons that a beloved pet ends up being surrendered. According to a study from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), for low-income pet owners, the top three challenges that these pet owners faced were — veterinary bills, behavior issues, and basic needs (like free or low-cost pet food.)

Assisting basic needs is one of the founding principles of Urban Underdogs… we support the underserved communities of the Las Vegas Valley so that decision to surrender a companion animal doesn't have to be made. We assist and help provide meals to the furry family members of those in need so they won’t go hungry.