You can bring home a new furry best friend at most PetSmart stores May 15-17
TORONTO, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - With boundless energy, Teddy leaps around the animal shelter chasing a bright red piece of string. But his new toy can't compete for long with the loving cuddles of a volunteer who coaxes him to purr affectionately.
More than 103,000 cats like Teddy enter Canadian shelters each year – more than twice the number of dogs – according to the Canadian Federation of Human Societies. One reason for this is the spring "kitten season."
"Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth to unplanned litters, inundating animal shelters across the country," says Bill McDonald of PetSmart Charities of Canada. "Shelters struggle to keep up with the influx of homeless kittens and are looking for a solution."
You can help solve pet homelessness by meeting the loveable cats and dogs available at PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Weekend May 15-17 at your local PetSmart® store. These weekends found homes for more than 3,000 homeless pets across Canada in 2014."
"PetSmart stores donate space to over 100 animal welfare groups to encourage adoptions and help solve our nation's pet overpopulation crisis," said Rob Smith, regional director of PetSmart Canada. "The pets find lifelong, loving homes and our customers get to meet them in a friendly retail environment."
To help adoptable pets make good first impressions, PetSmart is grooming select pets from Toronto Animal Services at the Etobicoke PetSmart store. See their adorable "before and after" photos by following PetSmart on Twitter.
PetSmart, Simply Nourish™, Authority and Grreat Choice® are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.
How to Adopt
- Visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada Adoption Centre inside most PetSmart stores on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Find the PetSmart store nearest you by visiting http://pets.petsmart.com/adoptions/ or calling 1-877-473-8762.
Join the Conversation
- Follow PetSmart Charities of Canada and PetSmart on Facebook
- Talk with us on Twitter at PetSmart Charities and PetSmart
- Follow the hashtag #adoptlove
About PetSmart Charities™ OF CANADA
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Nearly 20,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $7 million to help pets in need, with a focus on spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, independent from PetSmart, Inc.
SOURCE PetSmart Charities of Canada
Image with caption: "More than 103,000 cats like Teddy enter Canadian shelters each year- more than twice the number of dogs. Help solve pet homelessness by meeting the loveable cats and dogs available at PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Weekend May 15-17 at your local PetSmart(R) store. (CNW Group/PetSmart Charities of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150506_C7852_PHOTO_EN_16283.jpg
For further information: Stephanie Kerr, PetSmart Charities of Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org; Melissa Adamson, GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities of Canada, email@example.com