PetSmart Charities has teamed up with actor Josh Duhamel to launch the “High-Five for Pet Adoption” campaign celebrating the 5 million pets’ lives that have been saved through PetSmart Charities’ Adoption Centers.
The campaign aims to increase public awareness about the importance of pet adoption to save millions more pets that still need lifelong, loving homes.
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PetSmart Charities has achieved 5 million adoptions by saving on average 1,100 pets every day, or about 400,000 pets every year, since the organization was founded in 1994.
Generally, one pet’s life is saved every minute that PetSmart Charities’ Adoption Centers are open. These adoption centers are located inside PetSmart stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and help local non-profit groups make homeless pets available for adoption.
Duhamel, an advocate for pet adoption, joins PetSmart Charities as the spokesperson for the “High-Five for Pet Adoption” campaign in order to help raise awareness of the homeless pet problem and the important role that adoption plays in saving lives.
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“Pet adoption changed my life when we were looking to find a companion for our 7-year-old dachshund, Zoe. Soon after adopting Meatloaf, I learned that these pets are just grateful for the love you have to give them,” said Duhamel.
“I’m shocked by the statistics of the homeless pet problem. I applaud PetSmart Charities for its achievement of saving 5 million pets, and I’m honored to work with them to encourage everyone to bring the joy of an adopted pet into their lives and help save millions more pets.”