SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

August 04, 2009 09:00 ET

2009 "Second Chance for Love" Fall National Adoption Event Is September 11-13 in All PetSmart® Stores

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - PetSmart Charities® wants to help homeless pets find a lifelong, loving home during the Fall National Adoption Event. All 1,137 PetSmart stores in across the U.S. and Canada will be part of this annual event aimed at increasing adoptions of homeless or unwanted companion animals.

WHO:      PetSmart Charities, PetSmart and more than 2,000 animal-welfare
          organizations in the U.S. and Canada
          Sponsored by Hill's™ Science Diet® Brand and PetSmart

WHAT:     Fall National Adoption Event... the goal is to find lifelong,
          loving homes for more than 18,800 homeless pets!

WHERE:    All 1,137 PetSmart stores in the United States and Canada.  To
          find the PetSmart Charities' Adoption Center nearest you, visit
          www.PetSmart.com or call 1-877-473-8762.

WHEN:     Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th. Hours are
          9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 11th and Saturday,
          September 12th, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 13th.

WHY:      In the U.S. alone, an estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats
          enter animal shelters each year, but 3 to 4 million never find
          homes. In addition, fewer than 20 percent of all pets in U.S.
          households come from shelters. That means eight out of 10 Pet
          Parents get their dogs and cats from sources other than shelters
          or rescue groups, even though many such agencies are filled to
          capacity with available pets.

PLUS:     All adopters will receive free samples from Hill's Science Diet
          Brand.

DETAILS:  Please visit www.petsmart.com or www.petsmartcharities.org
          Call 1-877-473-8762 or a PetSmart store near you!

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