PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Purina Pro Plan and Tidy Cats are sponsoring the first National Adoption Weekend of 2013 on Feb. 22-24 at the more than 1,260 PetSmart locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. More than 2,000 rescue organizations that care for homeless animals are expected to participate in this three-day event.
During the 2012 February National Adoption Weekend more than 16,300 pets’ lives were saved across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico – 7,606 cats, 8,379 dogs and 322 small animals.
“PetSmart Charities is changing lives with innovative programs and events that address the pet overpopulation problem at the community level,” said Stephanie Butler, senior director of programs, grants and research, PetSmart Charities, Inc. “When you adopt, you save a pet’s life and enrich your own.”
During the National Adoption Weekend events, all PetSmart stores will have more pets available than at any other time of the year. Click here to find the PetSmart store closest to you. Contact your local store to find out which rescue organizations will have pets at that location during this special adoption event.
Since 1987, PetSmart has supported pet adoption as a way of finding lifelong, loving families for homeless pets. Through their nationwide Adoption Program, the number of unwanted pets that are euthanized has been significantly reduced. Over five million homeless pets have found new homes through its support of the Adoption Centers in PetSmart stores across the country. During 2010, a record 424,900 pets found their forever homes through the PetSmart Charities’ Adoption Centers. Click here to find out more about the PetSmart Adoption Program.
Furkids, an Atlanta area cat rescue organization, is a PetSmart adoption partner and has cats available for adoption in seven PetSmart stores in metro Atlanta – Northlake, Perimeter, Smyrna, Mall of Georgia, Northpoint, Buckhead and Midtown. Click here to see all of the cats available for adoption from Furkids. Furkids is offering half price adoptions through the end of Feb. Click here to read more about this special promotion.
About PetSmart Charities (from Feb. 4, 2013 Press Release)
"Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program."