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71 percent of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults own pets.

63 percent of heterosexual adults own pets.

90 percent of gay pet owners say the pet is a member of the family.

64 percent of gay pet owners have bought a pet a present.

$52.87 billion spent in the pet industry in the United States each year.

3.9 percent of U.S. households have pet birds.

1.8 percent of U.S. households own horses.

 

*Statistics compiled by Harris Interactive, a global market research and consulting firm.

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