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PetSmart prepares National Adoption Weekend

Pet supply chain PetSmart and its division PetSmart Charities of Canada will conduct a national pet adoption initiative from Feb. 16 to 18. Called "National Adoption Weekend," the event will involve participating PetSmart locations displaying approximately 1,500 shelter pets for adoption to customers. The initiative includes the participation of 200 animal welfare organizations. PetSmart stores will also be collecting pet food donations for these organizations.

"Watching a family fall in love with the perfect pet is one of the most heart-warming things you'll see," said David Haworth president of PetSmart Charities of Canada. "While adopters are most certainly saving and enhancing the lives of shelter pets, the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship. Recent research shows that pets bring their fair share of benefits to the lives of their new pet parents too."

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