ACSPCA: Take Home A Four-Legged Friend At PetSmart Adoption Weekend

By Emma Koch - NBC33

Credit: Jeff Bowman

ACSPCA: Take Home A Four-Legged Friend At PetSmart Adoption Weekend

November 15, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) – If you’ve been considering adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, November 15-17, at more than 1,210 PetSmart stores, including our local stores in Fort Wayne. Save a pet’s life and enrich your own with the pure joy that only a tail wag can bring.

This weekend, the Allen County SPCA will be offering same-day adoptions for pre-approved applications. “Now, adopters won’t have to wait to take their new pet home,” said shelter director, Jessica Henry. “Many adopters have pre-approved applications on file with us already. We encourage them to come out to PetSmart this weekend, meet with the dogs and cats, and take their animal home the same day.” Adopters not currently pre-approved can still meet with the available animals, and through a streamlined process, when approved, may be able to take the animal home that day as well. All animals will be adopted on a first come basis. “We are grateful to PetSmart Charities for their commitment to pet adoption. They have been a wonderful partner for our shelter, and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in this big, national effort.”

Hours are: 4 - 7 pm on Friday, Nov. 15 / 11 - 7 pm on Saturday, Nov 16 / 2 - 5 pm on Sunday, Nov 17

Fort Wayne PetSmart locations:• Southwest - 1760 Apple Glen Blvd• Northeast - 10260 Maysville Rd• Northwest - 10035 Lima Rd

Your pet adoption will benefit the Allen County SPCA; which will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt in stores during this event.

“Adoption is one of the key ways to save pets and end pet homelessness, not to mention enrich our own lives with a loving companion,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “Thanks to generous donations from our wonderful supporters, PetSmart Charities funds hundreds of adoption events and awareness programs each year that help find homes for thousands of lovable and healthy pets.”

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