TV cook show host Rachael Ray named the Angel's Gate Hospice & Rehabilitation Home for Animals the winner in her first annual Mutt Madness Awards Program , a program set up to benefit pet charities from the sale of her Nutrish petfood line .
The public voted Angel's Gate of Delhi, New York, USA, as winner of the US$50,000 grand prize. Last Chance Ranch Inc. of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA, was voted runner-up, receiving US$25,000 for the second place finish.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.