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PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend Places 24,000-Plus Pets


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Last week during PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend, 24,417 pets were adopted from more than 1,400 PetSmart locations across North America, making it the second-best event on record, the company reported. The May event also saw 530 small animals, such as ferrets, guinea pigs and rabbits, adopted, as well.

“We are thrilled so many pets found their forever homes this past week at The Adopt Spot,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer for Phoenix-based PetSmart. “Our signature National Adoption Weekend events are highly coordinated efforts involving all aspects of our company, PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Charities of Canada and thousands of animal welfare partners. From setting up tents and preparing stores to serve as adoption centers, we couldn’t be more proud of the collaborative efforts that resulted in this recent adoption success—together we are saving lots of lives.”

Last year PetSmart adopted out more than 500,000 pets in a single year, and in February, its first National Adoption Weekend of 2016, PetSmart hit its first record with more than 25,000 pets adopted—more than any previous event.

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