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

DETAILS:          Visit or call 1-800-423-PETS.


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 or call 1-800-423-PETS.

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