10. The animal is too energetic.
9. The animal is not energetic enough.
8. Unwanted gift
7. Too many pets already at home.
6. Pet restrictions at previous owner's location.
5. Owner has passed away.
4. Unsold kittens or puppies from large litters.
3. Animal has a high prey drive.
2. Animal in question does not get along with children.
1. Cruelty surrender
Research compiled by the human pet who visited the SPCA here in Houston on Tuesday, July 11, 2006.