PetSmart Hosts Pet Food Drive to Help Pets Impacted by Natural Disasters

June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and with hurricane and wildfire
seasons well underway, PetSmart®
has launched a pet food drive in its 1,600 stores across North America.
The food drive is designed to help provide local animal welfare
organizations with a stockpile of pet food in the event of an unexpected
emergency or natural disaster.

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month and PetSmart shoppers are encouraged to participate in a pet food drive benefiting local animal welfare organization and their efforts to help pets during emergencies. From Friday, June 15, through Sunday, July 8, PetSmart customers are invited to purchase and donate dry or wet dog and cat food in stores to be delivered to nearby animal welfare organizations. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Last year, thousands of pets were left homeless or displaced following
historic storms like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the
wildfires that affected northern parts of California and British
Columbia,” said David Haworth, DVM, PhD, president of PetSmart
Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.
“During emergencies, local animal welfare organizations are on the front
lines providing food, shelter and care to pets in need. Having access to
a steady supply of healthy, quality pet food is key to a shelter’s
ability to sustain the intake of pets until they are nursed back to
health and reunited with their forever families.”

From Friday, June 15, through Sunday, July 8, PetSmart customers are
invited to purchase and donate dry or wet dog and cat food in stores to
be delivered to nearby animal welfare organizations assisting pets in
need in their community.

To further support local animal welfare organizations in their mission
to help pets in need, customers may also make a donation to PetSmart
Charities at the PIN pad located at the registers in all PetSmart stores

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and
solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and
we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection,
PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their
pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision
impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our
associates and how we give back to our communities. PetSmart employs
approximately 55,000 associates and operates more than 1,600 pet stores
in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200
in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The
retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and
products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet
boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, PetSmart
Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with more than 3,500
animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they
have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this
in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has
facilitated more than 8 million adoptions, more than any other
brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com,
a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which
operates as an independent subsidiary.

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