What Happens To Unwanted Dogs & Cats

Ever wonder what happens to the dogs and cats that don’t get adopted at shelters? Ever wonder what happens to the squirrels, rats, etc. that are exterminated from homes and other properties because they are a “nuisance”?

The fatty acids and tallow in your makeup, bar soap and even pet food doesn’t just come from livestock in the slaughterhouses-it comes from the billions of unwanted animals in the US. Dead dogs, cats, and rodents are boiled down (rendered) into a thick soup which is then used in some makeup and pet food and in most bar soap.

If you ever see the term “rendered meat” as one of your pet food ingredients, it’s most likely the boiled down flea collars, ID tags, euthanization drugs and carcasses of cats and dogs who didn’t get adopted at animal shelters.