PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week is taking place through July 16th
Actress Lucy Hale has partnered with PetSmart to support ped adoption to improve their well-being and relieve overcrowded shelters. Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens will be available for adoption through nonprofit PetSmart Charities and animal welfare partners at PetSmart stores nationwide during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week, July 10-16, 2023.
"I've been open about my journey through mental health and wellness. My dogs Elvis and Ethel have been my strength – a constant source of comfort and companionship," Hale said, in a release.1 "I want to encourage others to discover the power and joy of the human-animal bond. Shelters across the US are at or beyond capacity and I'm encouraging people to open their hearts and homes to a new pet during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week."
Throughout PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week, most PetSmart stores will offer the opportunity to meet and adopt pets in need of homes. Staff and volunteers from local animal welfare organizations will be there to help those interested learn about the pets and care requirements. Overcrowded shelters are prevalent; however, they are especially in need of cat adoptions as it is currently the thick of kitten season.1
"During PetSmart Charities National Adoption week this summer, we're on a lifesaving mission," expressed Aimee Gilbreath, president of PetSmart Charities.1 "The need for adoptions is high to alleviate overcrowding and get more pets into loving families. We have hope and are grateful to have the support of Lucy Hale in raising awareness at this critical time. When you share your home with a pet in need, they in turn show you love and gratitude. And if you've never thought of yourself as a cat person, we encourage you to do some meet and greets and fall in love with a new feline companion."
Actress Lucy Hale teams with PetSmart to champion pet adoption. News release. PetSmart, Inc. July 11, 2023. Accessed July 11, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/actress-lucy-hale-teams-with-petsmart-to-champion-pet-adoption-301873672.html