SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

February 01, 2010 13:06 ET

2010 PetWalk to Benefit Arizona's Homeless Pets Is February 21st at Tempe Town Lake

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - The 2nd annual PetSmart Charities® PetWalk™ presented by Purina® Pro Plan® is headed to Tempe! The event is proudly sponsored by KSAZ-TV Fox 10/My 45 and PetSmart® and will feature 5K and one-mile walks, plus contests and fun, pet-themed events for the whole family (two and four-legged alike)!

WHO:              Anyone who wants to help homeless pets in Arizona! Humans
                  and their animal companions are welcome to walk, or you
                  can walk on behalf of a pet who cannot attend or in
                  memory of a pet. To date, more than 40 local
                  animal-welfare agencies, rescue groups and shelters have
                  signed up to participate.

WHAT:             PetSmart Charities 2nd annual PetWalk presented by
                  Purina® Pro Plan®

WHEN:             Sunday, February 21, 2010
                  Activities begin at 1:00 p.m.
                  Walk begins at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:            Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz.

WHY:              To raise funds for Arizona's animal-welfare organizations
                  and help save the lives of homeless pets. Participants
                  can walk on behalf of the participating animal-welfare
                  organization of their choice or for nonprofit PetSmart
                  Charities, which provides millions of dollars in funding
                  every year to animal-welfare organizations and shelters
                  across North America, and right here in Arizona.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 fee for walk registrants in advance online or $30 the
                  day of the event. Participants are also asked to collect
                  pledges to support the participating Arizona
                  animal-welfare agency of their choice or PetSmart
                  Charities.

DETAILS:          Visit www.mypetwalk.org or call 1-800-423-PETS.

ABOUT PETSMART CHARITIES

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 $88 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and, through its in-store adoption program, helped save the lives of more than 4 million pets. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its Vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS.

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