At Mars Petcare, we have an ambition to End Pet Homelessness. It’s at the heart of our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. We want to make a better world for all pets, not just the ones we serve.
Yet dogs and cats continue to live on the street without the sustained care and nutrition they need to thrive, or in shelters without a home of their own.
To understand the scale of the problem and the reasons for pet homelessness by country, we partnered with a team of leading animal welfare experts and organizations to develop the State of Pet Homelessness Index.
Estimated number of shelter, street or stray dogs and cats in the 9 countries indexed so far
Estimated cats & dogs in shelters
Estimated street or stray cats
Estimated street or stray dogs
Using data from more than 200 global and local sources boosted by quantitative research on widespread attitudes, the Index measures the scale of pet homelessness and identifies the top factors in each country influencing why cats and dogs become, or remain, homeless.
Select a country below to explore the data
The Index covers 9 countries at this point
Discover a range of programs working to End Pet Homelessness around the world and learn how you can make a difference.
Here are some of the ways our Mars Petcare Associates are helping to End Pet Homelessness: