PetSmart Charities

May 02, 2007 06:00 ET

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event to Give Hope and Find Families for 16,800 Homeless Pets

900 PetSmart Stores and 3,400 Adoption Agencies Partner in 32-Hour Effort to Save Lives

PHOENIX, AZ--(CCNMatthews - May 02, 2007) - PetSmart Charities seeks lifelong, loving homes for as many as 16,800 abandoned and homeless pets during its Spring National Adoption Event. Adoptable cats and dogs will be available at every U.S. and Canadian PetSmart store from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Strong public participation in the event will help the organization reach its milestone of three million pets adopted by the end of May.

Each customer who adopts a pet will receive a new Pet & Parent guide with information and $50 in coupons that include a free small bag of advanced nutrition food for a healthy start for the new pet. Visit or call 1-877-473-8762 to find the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center nearest you.

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 $42 million to animal welfare agencies and, through its in-store adoption program, has helped save the lives of more than 2.9 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.

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