PetSmart Charities Second Chance for Love National Adoption Weekend will be a three-day adoption opportunity Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2 at all 1,149 PetSmart stores in the United States and Canada, with a special expanded event in the Signal Hill PetSmart, 2550 Cherry Ave.
Sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet Brand and PetSmart, the event goal is to find lifelong, loving homes for 18,500 dogs, cats and other pets from shelters and rescue agencies across North America. More than 2,000 agencies that care for homeless pets are expected to participate. The Signal Hill PetSmart store will also provide additional space in its parking lot to showcase even more pets who need to find homes.
“Adopting a pet saves a life, and you get a lifelong companion,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “Adopted pets truly can be some of the best companion animals, so we encourage anyone who is ready to make a lifetime commitment to a pet to visit one of our adoption centers during the Second Chance for Love National Adoption Weekend.”
Nonprofit PetSmart Charities is the largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America and a strong advocate for pet adoption.
“We know that about 8 million dogs and cats enter U.S. animal shelters each year, but about half must be euthanized,” Della Maddalena said. “That is a tragedy that doesn’t need to occur. Adoption is one very important way to reduce the number of pets who must be put down every year in our nation’s shelters. And by adopting, we enrich our own lives.”
During the Adoption Weekend, cat and dog adopters will receive free samples from the event’s sponsors, and PetSmart Charities will provide increased adoption-reward grants to all participating shelters and rescue agencies; in fact, all agencies will receive $35 from PetSmart Charities for every pet they place into a lifelong, loving home between April 26 and the close of the event on May 2.
To adopt, visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption center inside any PetSmart from 9am to 9pm on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, and between 10am and 6pm on Sunday, May 2. Participating animal-welfare groups handle adoptions and determine their own pet-adoption fees and adoption guidelines. Contact the Signal Hill store at (562) 988-0832.