As a nation of animal lovers, America plays host to a huge population of dogs. Many are sadly neglected, leading to centers taking in 3.3 million homeless dogs every year, nationally, according to the ASPCA. Anderson, one notable Illinois shelter, looked after 5,048 in three locations, Bloomingdale included, in 2017 alone. Homeless and stray dogs creates a problem for city authorities, creating the prospect of food hygiene hazards and injuries to passersby when animals are scared. However, homelessness in dogs is a problem for the animals first and foremost.