According to the ASPCA, only 10-20 percent of US pets are adopted from shelters and rescues. Sadly, the number of adoptions compared to the 5-7 million cats and dogs entering shelters each year leaves several million still in need of a home. To put a spotlight on pet adoption and the urgent need for volunteers, Petcoa”c and Unleashed by Petco will celebrate the company’s anniversary with a “National Adoption Reunion” October 8-9, 2011. Reunion and adoption events will be hosted at every Petco store for families who have adopted through the 7,000 animal welfare groups that partner with the Petco Foundation, the retailer’s nonprofit organization that has helped find homes for over 3 million pets.
“Petco has always been a strong advocate of pet adoption and the anniversary events are really meant to reinforce the human-animal bond that is so important to us,” says Greg Seremetis, Vice President of Marketing for Petco. “We hope that by creating a national community of adoption supporters and sharing their touching personal stories, we will inspire others to consider pet adoption and volunteer, ultimately finding homes for the millions of shelter animals.”
Originally posted here: Petco(TM) Unites Adoption Advocates Through National Adoption Reunion Celebration – MarketWatch.