PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

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Fall into Love with an Adoptable Pet at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, September 13-15
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PHOENIX – This time of year, a few things are certain: the days get shorter, leaves change color, and kids return to school. But, did you know September may also be the perfect time of year to add a new companion to your home? You can do just that by adopting at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 13-15 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store in Statesville, NC. Not only will you gain a loving friend through adoption, but you’ll also save the life of a deserving pet.

More than 2,000 adoption partners will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you fall head over paws with a new furry friend, whether you’re a feline fanatic or devoted to dogs.

Not only will you save a life by adopting this fall, but PetSmart Charities will also reward all participating local adoption partners, including Paws and Claws Feline Rescue; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at this event.

This year in North America, an estimated eight million pets will end up in shelters and half of those – or about 11,000 adoptable pets every day – will be euthanized.

When you adopt, you save more than one pet’s life. Adoption makes room at the shelter, so more pets can come in and stay longer, giving them a better chance at finding a home.

“Collaborating with our adoption partners throughout North America allows us help find homes for thousands of deserving pets each National Adoption Weekend,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. “By focusing our efforts in local communities to achieve the greatest impact, PetSmart Charities has become a leader in pet adoptions – finding homes for more than 5.5 million dogs and cats since 1994.”

How to Adopt

In addition to the PetSmart store in Statesville, NC, you can visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. To learn more about the event and to find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit http://pets.petsmart.com/adoptions/ or call 1-877-473-8762.

Follow for Live Updates

For weekend updates and photos, follow along with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and www.facebook.com/PetSmart. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PetSmartChariTs and https://twitter.com/PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

ABOUT PAWS AND CLAWS FELINE RESCUE

We started Paws & Claws Feline Rescue in 2009 and have saved almost 200 cats and kittens, which have been adopted into loving, "forever" homes.

We have also spayed and neutered all the adopted pets, as well as many others for people who could not afford to do so.

Our goal is to continue to save and adopt at least 100 cats and kittens a year and if our resources allow, to help more people to feed, care for, spay and neuter their cats.