SOURCE: PetSmart Charities of Canada

December 10, 2009 13:58 ET

Media Advisory: PetSmart Charities® of Canada Celebrates 100,000th Pet Adoption

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - PetSmart Charities of Canada is preparing to celebrate an amazing milestone this holiday season: the 100,000th adoption from a PetSmart Charities Adoption Center in Canada.

WHO:      PetSmart Charities of Canada and "Calli," the representative of
          the 100,000th pet adopted in Canada, as well as Calli's new
          family, the Wigginses of Thornton, Ontario.

WHAT:     Celebration of the 100,000th pet adoption in Canada through
          the PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers

WHERE:    PetSmart® store
          33 Mapleview Drive East
          Barrie, ON L4M 4S7

WHEN:     11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 17, 2009

WHY:      To celebrate a milestone adoption this holiday season and shed
          light on how adoption can help end the tragedy of euthanasia.
          Each year in Canada, more than 400,000 unwanted dogs and cats
          must be put down because they cannot find homes. PetSmart
          Charities of Canada, Inc. is a registered charity 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 1999,
          PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $1.7 million
          to animal-welfare agencies and, through its in-store pet
          adoption program, has helped save the lives of more than 100,000

DETAILS:  The Wiggins family and Calli will be available at the Barrie
          PetSmart® store during this celebration. Media is invited to
          attend and interviews can be arranged by calling Kim Noetzel at
          602-319-9708 (cell) or 623-587-2872 (office).

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