Oregon ranks 4th in pet guardianship
According to a recent report from the American Veterinary Medical Association, Oregon ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to having a companion animal in the household. The report, from the US Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, says 63.6 percent of Oregon households have at least one resident animal, roughly the same number of people nationally who consider pets to be family members. Oregon also made the Top 10 for cats in households, ranking third overall for cats tolerating humans in more than 40 percent of the state’s homes. The report is conducted every five years by the AVMA and surveys more than 50,000 households.