Module 6: Project Milestone 1

Pet Overpopulation Flow Chart



Research Notes
Subject Guiding Questions Your Responses
Define the situation or problem
  1. Take the issue you have chosen and explain how it affects your community.
  2. What do members of your family and community say about the issue?
 1. Pet overpopulation affects the community by making it difficult for shelters to accommodate the number of pets that there are because of the cost.

2. They agree that pet overpopulation is a problem that has gotten out of hand in our community… especially my mom.

Construct a circular-flow diagram that incorporates effects of your chosen issue on economic products and various sectors of the economy.
  1. How does this issue affect households and local residents?
  2. How does this issue affect area businesses?
  3. How does this issue affect our government at the local, state, and national levels?
  4. How does this issue affect the rest of the world?
  5. How does the issue affect resources, goods and services, and finances?
 1. It causes problems because stray pets wander onto highways and onto property causing damage to cars and private residences.

2. People lose business when there are stray, mangy animals walking around on their property. No one likes that.

3. It affects the government because the government supplies funding and equipment for local shelters to take stray dogs in. Because there are so many of them, the government can’t afford to care for all the animals. “Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year.” -Humane Society of the USA

4. If affects the rest of the world especially in smaller countries that can’t afford to care for the strays by causing an economic burden because of the cost of caring/euthanizing the animals.

5. This issue causes shortages of space and money in shelters, not allowing them to perform normal services to regular animals because of the over population of the shelters.


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