LIVONIA. Mich., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Every year it is estimated that more than four million cats and dogs – about one every eight seconds – are put down in U.S. shelters due to pet overpopulation and other factors according to the Humane Society. To help combat this mounting issue on a national scale, Pet Supplies Plus corporate stores and participating franchise locations will host "Adopt-a-Pet Weekend" on October 13-14. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month, the goal of these events is to find deserving pets forever homes.
Located in 23 Eastern states, each participating Pet Supplies Plus location will partner with a local rescue organization in order to host an in-store Adopt-a-Pet Weekend event. Animals available for adoption are cats, dogs, and in some cases, both. Times for the events will vary by location, and individuals are encouraged to contact their local Pet Supplies Plus for additional details. All new pet parents will be given an informative New Pet Checklist and a coupon for $10 off $50 spent at the store.
Throughout the entire month of October, these Pet Supplies Plus locations will continue support for their local animal rescue organization by offering shoppers the chance to donate at checkout for the chain's annual October Donation Drive. Patrons will have the opportunity to support their local rescue agency by donating funds via cash, credit or debit card. Pet Supplies Plus will also donate $1,000 to the local partner of the store collecting the most donations.
"Adopt-a-Pet Weekend will create a tremendous opportunity for people to make a lasting impact on the lives of so many deserving pets," said Dave Bolen, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. "Potential adopters are going to find wonderful pets and caring people at our Pet Supplies Plus locations, and we're all excited for people to go home with a perfect new family member. Hosting Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is both an honor and a responsibility for us, and we're determined to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals across the country."
Pet Supplies Plus stands out in the industry by offering consumers an expert staff of pet lovers, a wide array of natural pet foods, a variety of Made in the USA pet consumables such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide, chews and more, all in a welcoming environment where the staff gets to know their neighbors and their pets by name. Many locations also feature a full menu of grooming services tailored to meet every pet's needs including dog washes, haircuts, full body brushing, flea treatment and nail, skin, ear and oral care.
About Pet Supplies Plus
With more than 250 locations in 23 Eastern states, Pet Supplies Plus has earned the reputation as America's Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store by offering a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise in a welcoming environment. With a friendly, pet-centered culture, where store managers and associates actually know the names of hundreds of their pet customers and their pet parents, each Pet Supplies Plus is large enough to house a broad selection of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. The company, headquartered in Livonia, MI, has earned its success by understanding the unique bond between humans and their pets, while championing the conviction that 'People Don't Own Pets, Pets Own People.' For more information about Pet Supplies Plus, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.
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