In North America alone 8 million pets end up in shelters.
On a yearly basis 4 million of those pets end up euthanized because they don’t have a home.
PetSmart Charities is taking a stand on pet homelessness.
This past weekend the organization hosted their first-of-the-year National Adoption Weekend at 1,269 PetSmart locations across the country.
In the month of ‘love’, more than 2,000 “match-makers,” or animal-welfare organizations, came out to support the cause and help thousands of pets find a home.
Further sharing the ‘love,’ PetSmart Charities will give all participating animal-welfare organizations $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during this event.
National Adoption Weekend events are sponsored by PetSmart, Purina ProPlan and Tidy Cats.
“PetSmart Charities is changing lives with innovative programs and events that address the pet overpopulation problem at the community level,” Stephanie Butler said.
Butler is the senior director of programs, grants and research at PetSmart Charities, said.
“When you adopt, you save a pet’s life and enrich your own.”
There are plenty of ways for college students to get involved.