SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

March 19, 2008 19:12 ET

Just A Buck, Change Their Luck™ Campaign to Save Canada's Homeless Pets Kicks Off April 12

Ontario Artist Creates Collectible Artwork for Pet Enthusiasts

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) -

WHAT:    PetSmart Charities of Canada™ announces its Spring 2008
         Just A Buck, Change Their Luck™ fundraiser to help save
         the lives of homeless pets across Canada.  PetSmart
         customers who donate $5 will receive a mouse pad, $10 will
         receive a T-shirt, or $15 will receive a tote bag. Each item
         features the collectible artwork entitled "Pickles and Coffee"
         designed by artist Julie Deans specifically for this PetSmart
         Charities fundraising campaign.

WHY:     PetSmart Charities raises funds to support local animal welfare
         agencies that help save the lives of homeless pets. Last year
         the Canadian Just a Buck, Change Their Luck campaign raised
         $269,399 to support spay/neuter, adoption, education, home
         retention and emergency relief programs. All funds raised within
         a province are granted to animal welfare agencies operating in
         that province.

WHERE:   All Canadian PetSmart stores April 12-27
         To find your local PetSmart store visit
         or to donate online visit

WHO:     PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. (PCCI) is a registered charity
         that creates and supports programs that save the lives of
         homeless pets, raises awareness of companion animal welfare
         issues, and promotes healthy relationships between people and
         pets. Since 1999, PCCI has donated more than $1.4 million to
         animal welfare agencies in Canada.  To learn more about how PCCI
         is working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet,

         Julie Deans has been drawing and painting for more than 20 years,
         currently utilizing her skills in custom pet portraits and animal
         art. Deans is an honors graduate from the Desktop Publishing
         program at Mohawk College. There she was able to expand upon her
         computer skills and learn an abundance of different illustration
         methods including pen and ink, colored pencil, gouache, marker,
         airbrush and more. Deans' passion for animals is obvious in her
         work and in the time she spends helping rescue organizations and
         shelters. Her work can be seen on her website at Deans currently resides in Milton,
         Ontario with her husband, two dogs, and many, many fish.

Contact Information

    Paige Donnelly
    623-587-2872 office
    602-418-8000 cell
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