Goal: a Lifelong, Loving Home for 13,500 PetsPHOENIX, AZ, Feb 10, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- PetSmart Charities, Inc. today announced the "Second Chance for
Love" three-day pet adoption event set for February 13-15 in more
than 1,051 Adoption Centers in U.S. PetSmart(R) (NASDAQ: PETM)
stores. This Valentine's weekend event gives thousands of homeless
dogs and cats an opportunity to be adopted into lifelong, loving
"Second Chance for Love" is proudly sponsored by PetSmart, Inc. and
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Anyone who adopts a pet during the event
will receive a copy of "The Guide for Lifelong Health." Hill's also
will donate $5 to PetSmart Charities with every adoption up to a
maximum of $50,000.
"This event provides yet another opportunity for our adoption
partners in the U.S. to showcase dozens of adoptable animals who need
to find their forever homes," said PetSmart Charities Executive
Director Susana Della Maddalena. "During fiscal year 2007, PetSmart
Charities awarded $6.6 million in grant funding specifically to
support pet adoption efforts. Clearly, we are strong advocates for
pet adoptions in accordance with our vision of a lifelong, loving
home for every pet."
ABOUT THE VALENTINE'S ADOPTION WEEKEND
Prospective adopters are encouraged to visit a PetSmart Charities
Adoption Center inside any PetSmart(R) store in the U.S. from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 13; Saturday, February 14; and 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. To find the PetSmart Charities
Adoption Center nearest you, visit www.PetSmart.com or call
1-877-473-8762. Adoptions are handled by participating animal welfare
groups. Call a PetSmart(R) store near you to find a specific agency's
set-up time during the three-day event.
Additional questions? Call PetSmart Charities' Adoptions Manager
Anita Garcia at 1-800-738-1385, Ext.2884, or visit
About PetSmart Charities, Inc.
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit
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. Since
1994, PetSmart Charities has funded more than $70 million in grants
and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its
in-store pet adoption program, has helped save the lives of more than
3.6 million pets. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is
working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit
www.petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS.
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