SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

November 07, 2007 16:17 ET

PetSmart Charities® Dispatches Emergency Relief Waggin' to Assist With Virginia Puppy Mill Rescue

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - PetSmart Charities dispatched one Emergency Relief Waggin' stocked with emergency pet supplies early this morning to help the rescued dogs of a Hillsville, Va., puppy mill. The 53-foot trailer contains enough pet products, food and supplies to support up to 700 companion animals.

The trailer was dispatched from PetSmart's (NASDAQ: PETM) Hagerstown, Md., distribution center loaded with food, crates, beds, litter, tents, generators and other items required for the animal rescue effort. The Waggin' was received by Carroll County Animal Care and Control earlier today.

The public can make a tax-deductible donation to help the pet victims of the Virginia puppy mill rescue and future disasters in one of two ways:

--  Make a credit card donation via the PetSmart Charities Web site at:
--  Mail in a check donation directly to:    PetSmart Charities
                                             Attn: Emergency Relief
                                             19601 North 27th Avenue
                                             Phoenix, AZ 85027

(Please write "Emergency Relief" in the memo section on the check.)

PetSmart Charities provides immediate emergency relief funding and supplies to assist pets affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, fire and other natural disasters. PetSmart Charities also provides emergency relief for pet victims of man-made emergencies including pet hoarding situations and puppy mill rescues.

Funds raised will be used to aid pets affected by this puppy mill rescue and other future disasters.

About PetSmart Charities, Inc.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. (PCI) 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, PCI has donated more than $52 million to animal welfare agencies and, through its in-store adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.1 million pets. To learn more about how PCI is working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit or call 1-800-423-PETS.

Contact Information

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