With more Spaniards living alone, pet numbers soar in the cities

The number of registered dogs, cats and rabbits has shot up by 40% in the past five years.

Up until last year there were 13 million registered pets in Spain , 93% of which were dogs, 6% cats and the rest mainly rabbits.

It’s not easy to get the figures right, as not everyone gets a chip for their dog and not all the regional governments, which have legislative powers over the matter, make it mandatory to register other kinds of pets, such as cats. This means the number of cats is probably well above the official number.



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