Beginning November 7, PetSmart(R) PETM +0.17% officially becomes a member of the Brooklyn neighborhood, with two new store openings in Boerum Hill, 238 Atlantic Avenue and Canarsie, 8725 Avenue D. Brooklyn’s newest resident brings with it approximately 40 jobs and, with the partnership of PetSmart Charities(R), will help save homeless pets in the community.
PetSmart Charities, an independent, non-profit organization focused on saving the lives of homeless pets in North America, works with local animal welfare organizations such as Manhattan-based A Tail at a Time and Brooklyn’s own Brooklyn Animal Foster Network to help find loving, lifelong homes for the area’s homeless pets while also providing funding for other life-saving initiatives for pets. The two Brooklyn PetSmart stores will house PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers and give local animal welfare partners a place to adopt out homeless cats and dogs. More than 400,000 pets find homes every year through the adoption centers, and one pet’s life is saved every 39 seconds that the PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers are open.
“Since 2005, we have found homes for 4,000 homeless pets in Brooklyn and by working with PetSmart, we anticipate doubling or even tripling that number in the years to come,” said Laurie Bleier, founder and director of the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network.
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