SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

June 13, 2008 07:04 ET

PetSmart Charities® Dispatches Emergency Relief Waggin' to Cedar Rapids to Help Pet Victims of Midwest Flooding

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - PetSmart Charities will dispatch its Emergency Relief Waggin' stocked with emergency pet supplies to Cedar Rapids, Iowa today to help the pet victims of recent flooding. The 53-foot trailer contains enough pet products, food and supplies to support up to 500 companion animals.

The trailer will be dispatched from PetSmart's (NASDAQ: PETM) Ottawa, Illinois distribution center loaded with food, crates, beds, bowls and other items required for the animal relief effort. The ER Waggin' will be received by the City of Cedar Rapids at the Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W. in Cedar Rapids later today.

Additionally, PetSmart Charities will be donating pet food and supplies to the City of Waverly, Iowa, the Brown County Humane Society in Indiana and the Dodge County Humane Society in Wisconsin.

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

--  Make a credit card donation via the PetSmart Charities Web site at:
    www.PetSmartCharities.org

--  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 rescue and other future disasters.

About PetSmart Charities, Inc.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. 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, PetSmart Charities has funded more than $70 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption program, has helped save the lives of more than 3.2 million pets. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit www.petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS.

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