It can also legally contain road kill, euthanized pets and animals from the slaughterhouses that were diseased, dying or dead on arrival.
The current recommendation by the health department is that an unvaccinated animal that is exposed to rabies should be euthanized immediately.
Other breeder dogs are dropped off at shelters or euthanized when their usefulness has ended.
Instances of euthanized dogs and cats being used in pet foods seem to be very small and limited to certain areas of the country.
Sadly, problems involving inappropriate urination and spraying are one of the reasons cat owners give most often when they surrender their cats to shelters or have them euthanized.