PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Purina Pro Plan and Tidy Cats are sponsoring the third National Adoption Weekend of 2013 on Sept. 13-15 at the more than 1,275 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 2013 February National Adoption Weekend more than 17,000 pets’ lives were saved across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico – 7,959 cats and 9,481 dogs.
The successful adoption stories we hear each National Adoption Weekend prove the work PetSmart Charities is doing makes a difference in the lives of homeless pets,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. “Through our collaboration with thousands of adoption partners across North America, we can focus on the pet homelessness issue at a local level and achieve the greatest impact.
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.
“By donating space for pet adoptions in every PetSmart store in North America, we are working with PetSmart Charities to save the lives of more than 400,000 pets every year,” said John Alpaugh, chief marketing officer, PetSmart.
Click here to see a video about the February 2013 PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend.
Furkids, an Atlanta area animal 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. Furkids will also have dogs available for adoption at certain PetSmart stores – click here for the hours and locations for the dog adoptions.
About PetSmart Charities (from April 17, 2013 Press Release)
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart stores and our signature adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc.