Animal rescue groups across the country have received the largest influx of adoptions since the 2008 recession, according to a new report.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that more than 100,000 animals have been adopted since then.
The number of rescued animals is growing in every state, as well as in some territories, but Maryland has seen the largest increase, according the ASPCA.
A total of 7,872 animals have since been adopted by local shelters.
Maryland has also had more than 300 rescued cats and dogs, as of March 2017.
The ASPCA estimates that the total number of animal adoptions in Maryland has increased by 25 percent from the year before.
In 2017, there were an estimated 15,000 abandoned animals in the state, and that number is projected to grow to 18,000 in 2018.
The surge in adoptions is attributed to the “economic recovery” and the “growing acceptance of animal rescue services.”
The state has a population of about 1.6 million, with about 8,000 households, according ASPCA.
The average annual cost of an animal rescue in Maryland is $15,800.
According to the ASPA, the average annual adoption fee for an animal is $5,000.
There are several reasons for the surge in adoption: An increase in adoption fees was sparked by a bill in the House of Delegates that would allow animal shelters to raise funds by adopting animals.
This year, the bill passed by a vote of 36-11, and is scheduled to be considered by the Senate.
Animal rescue is a major source of revenue for local governments.
It is a tax on businesses that accept donations and services.
In addition, a local business owner can use the money to pay for adoption fees.
The bill has been criticized by animal shelters.
The National Humane Society, a nonprofit animal welfare group, says animal rescue groups have created an “irresponsible financial burden for local animal shelters.”
The group is concerned that “the overwhelming majority of animal shelter owners are already facing severe financial hardship from the loss of their animals.”
The ASPA also notes that the state’s economic recovery has led to an increase in adoptations and the growth of shelters.
According the ASPI, animal shelters have also seen an increase of adoptable pets due to a drop in demand and the increasing number of shelters receiving money from animal rescue.