The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Pet adoption

addresses shelter


As many as 27 million cats and dogs are received by animal shelters each year in the United States. Because these shelters are so overburdened, 80 percent of the cats and two-thirds of the dogs are euthanized. To help address this problem and increase the number of pet adoptions, PetSmart is hosting a Pet Adopt-A-Thon Sept. 19 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sept. 20 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Fayette Pavilion store.

The Fayetteville store will provide space for a Luv-A-Pet Adoption Center, where the Fayette County Humane Society will display adoptable pets for prospective parents.

Most humane organizations recommend that people considering the addition of a pet to their household introduce all family members and existing pets to a new animal before adopting it. A prompt veterinary examination is also recommended. All pets adopted through Luv-A-Pet Adoption Centers are eligible for a free initial exam at any PetSmart veterinary clinic.

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