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PetSmart Charities®, Animal Defense League of Texas Team Up to Save Hundreds of Pets in San Antonio

Monday, January 12, 2015

(Phoenix) – Homeless pets in San Antonio will have a better chance finding a loving home thanks to a partnership between PetSmart Charities and Animal Defense League of Texas. The two have teamed up with support from PetSmart® to open a pet adoption center inside the PetSmart store at 8520 Four Winds Drive.

Hubble’s Story

The EAC will help pets like Hubble, a three-month-old Domestic Shorthair, who came to ADL with an injured front leg. His injuries were so severe that his injured leg had to be amputated. That did not stop this cat or his adoptive family from finding each other. Hubble was adopted at the EAC on December 30, 2014. Cases like Hubble are what make the partnership between PetSmart Charities and ADL so important -- to help those who cannot help themselves.

“Our partnership with Animal Defense League of Texas allows us to promote pet adoptions and reduce pet homelessness in the local community,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities. “We are thrilled to bring this Everyday Adoption Center model to San Antonio; each of these adoption centers allows us to save, on average, more than 1,000 pets every year.”

About the Facility:

The new Everyday Adoption Center in San Antonio will be open seven days a week during the store’s operating hours.  

Amenities include:

− Kennels for adult dogs, puppies and small dogs

− Cat adoption center

− Play areas for dogs awaiting adoption

− Meet‐and‐greet areas for prospective adopters and their families to get acquainted with the pet(s) they want to take home

Since May 2010, PetSmart Charities has helped save more than 70,000 pets by opening EACs in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. PetSmart Charities is a leader in pet adoptions, helping find homes for over 400,000 pets each year. They are also the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, assisting community initiatives in all 50 states and Canada.

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

 

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