Queen Creek, AZ, January 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Pets for the Elderly Foundation will receive a $15,000 check from PetSmart, Inc. on Tuesday, January 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the PetSmart store located at 21032 S. Ellsworth Loop, Queen Creek, AZ.
The donation from PetSmart will help fund a portion of each adoption fee when a senior citizen adopts a companion pet from one of our 52 participating shelters in 29 states.
“Pets for the Elderly is truly grateful for this significant donation from PetSmart,” said Susan Kurowski, Pets for the Elderly’s Executive Director. “PetSmart recognizes and values the role that companion animals play in the health and well-being of senior citizens. Because of their generous gift, at least 300 shelter pet lives will be saved, and 300 senior citizen lives will be enhanced with companionship.”
PetSmart will provide this charitable donation through its PetSmart Gives Back initiative. This initiative focuses on giving back to local communities throughout the nation in support of organizations that enrich people’s lives through the power of pets.
“At PetSmart, we not only celebrate the power of pets to enrich people’s lives—we live it,” said Jeff Schultz, Regional Director. “We’re proud to work with such an incredible organization and help even more senior citizens afford the companionship and unconditional love of a pet.”
About Pets for the Elderly Foundation:
One of the most serious conditions that older people suffer from is loneliness. Pets for the Elderly Foundation (www.PetsForTheElderly.org) is a non-profit charity that helps to combat this illness by providing senior citizens (age 60 or over) with pet companions at a discounted cost. Pets for the Elderly currently works with 50 participating shelters in 28 states to provide senior citizens around the country with new animal companions. Pets for the Elderly was founded in 1992 in Cleveland, and has an administrative office in San Tan Valley, AZ. Since expanding nationally in 2002, Pets for the Elderly has facilitated more than 56,000 shelter pet adoptions by seniors.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). The company employs approximately 54,000 associates and operates more than 1,314 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and over 196 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp SM day care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. (“PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes through PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012 throughout North America.