PetSmartCharities.org - More than 16,000 pets found a forever home during the most recent PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day. The event was held in partnership with nearly 2,000 animal-welfare organizations throughout North America, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Held last week in all 1,210 PetSmart stores, every adoption benefitted participating local shelters and rescue agencies because each received $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopted during the event.
“Our National Adoption Weekends continue to show how many people are willing to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “With the strong support of our in-store adoption partners, we are helping more pets find the lifelong, loving homes that they deserve.”
Of the 8 million pets in U.S. shelters, approximately 4 million are euthanized each year because they aren’t adopted. Since 1994 PetSmart Charities has led pet-adoption efforts across North America; helping nearly 5 million pets find homes through the PetSmart Charities adoption centers located in every PetSmart store.
The next PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend will take place May 4-6, 2012.