I just had an email from someone asking me how many pets there are in Italy. This intrigued me as although I’ve recently posted about the Italian pet owning statistics published earlier this year, I didn’t recall reading any pet numbers in that.
Anyway, I did a quick google search in Italian and there appear to be between 44 million and 45 million domestic pets in Italy. (Source Eurispes, 2012)
As the population of Italy is around 60 million, that means many families have more than one pet, because the survey showed 55 percent of Italian families own at least one pet.