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PetSmart Charities®, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) Team Up to Save Thousands of Pets

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
(Phoenix) – Homeless pets in Los Angeles will have a better chance finding a loving home thanks to a partnership between PetSmart Charities and spcaLA

(Phoenix) – Homeless pets in Los Angeles will have a better chance finding a loving home thanks to a partnership between PetSmart Charities and spcaLA. The two have teamed up with support from PetSmart® to open a pet adoption center inside the PetSmart store at Pico Rivera Towne Center, 8852 Washington Blvd. Since the Everyday Adoption Center’s soft opening on Nov, 30, 40 pets have already found forever homes.

Lentil’s Story

“Gentle Lentil” had been at spcaLA for about a month.  Though he was sweet and walked well on a leash, he still hadn’t found his forever home.  But, on opening day at the EAC, Lentil was the very first adoption!  The lovely Shih-Tzu now has a doggie friend of his own, as well as two doting owners.

“Our partnership with spcaLA 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 Los Angeles; each of these adoption centers allows us to save, on average, more than 1,000 pets every year.”

““spcaLA is thrilled to be partnering with PetSmart Charities.  The response from the community has been very positive and supportive – they are as excited as we are to be here!” said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein.  “When corporate and nonprofit entities work together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish for abandoned and abused animals.”

About the Facility:

The new Everyday Adoption Center in the Pico Rivera store 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

The Everyday Adoption Center is part of a nationwide initiative from PetSmart Charities with the goal of saving more homeless pets. Since May 2010, PetSmart Charities has helped save more than 65,000 pets by opening similar adoption centers in 12 states.

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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