PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week Supports Overwhelmed Shelters this Kitten Season July 10, 2024

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week Supports Overwhelmed Shelters this Kitten Season

PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in the country, is striving to help pets find loving homes this National Adoption Week (July 15 – 21, 2024). Spring marks the beginning of “kitten season,” a time when thousands of kittens are born. During the summer months many of these kittens flood animal shelters across the country, leading to overcrowding and resource strains until they’re ready for adoption.

Supported by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week offers potential pet parents the chance to interact with adoptable pets from animal welfare organizations at local PetSmart stores. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help educate potential adopters on the pets they are interested in and their specific care needs.

“PetSmart Charities has dedicated 30 years to helping pets find loving homes through relationships with local shelters,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities. “As we approach 11 million in-store pet adoptions, we’re committed to making this National Adoption Week our most successful yet. We invite local communities to join us by adopting a new furry friend, volunteering at local shelters, providing foster homes for pets and by donating to PetSmart Charities.”

“Hill’s Pet Nutrition is proud to continue our support of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week events as they play a vital role in helping pets get out of shelters and into loving new homes,” said Dr. Karen Shenoy, US chief veterinary officer at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “Now, during kitten season, is a critical time to offer support to shelters to help alleviate overcrowding conditions and reduce pressure on overwhelmed shelter teams. We encourage people to open their hearts and homes by considering pet adoption this week.”

In addition to supporting National Adoption Week, Hill’s is also the official feeding sponsor of PetSmart Charities, providing food to all the Adoption Centers in PetSmart stores across the United States.

If you’re ready to find your feline match, visit PetSmart Charities for more information on adoptable pets, adoption centers and events. Those who aren’t ready to expand their family can still make a big impact by donating to help pets in need at PetSmart Charities.

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week Details:
Thousands of local shelters will bring a host of adoptable shelter pets, including cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and various small animals, into nearly every PetSmart store across the US and Puerto Rico.

Dates: July 15 – 21, 2024

Locations: Nearly every one of PetSmart stores across the US and Puerto Rico. Visit PetSmart to find a store near you.


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