National Adoption Weekend – 2/13/2016


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News release from the Allen County SPCA:

Allen County SPCA to participate in Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, February 13th

(February 11, 2016) – If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event, Saturday, February 13 at PetSmart at 10260 Maysville Road in the Chapel Ridge Shopping Center in northeast Fort Wayne. Save a pet’s life and enrich your own with the pure joy that only a tail wag can bring, as puppies, kittens, dogs and cats from the Allen County SPCA will be available for adoption. The shelter at 4914 S. Hanna Street will be closed as staff and volunteers take part in the adoption event.

As always the Allen County SPCA will be offering same-day adoptions for families who are fully prepared to add a pet to their homes. “We encourage people to come out to PetSmart this weekend, meet with the dogs and cats, and take their animal home the same day,” said executive director, Jessica Henry. All animals will be adopted on a first come, first served basis, but priority will be given to pre-approved adopters. Anyone interested in adopting this weekend can find the application on the shelter’s website. “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: noon until 4p.m.

Pet adoptions 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.

To learn about fees and guidelines for same-day adoptions or to get preapproved for adoption, or call (260)744-0454.


About PetSmart Charities®
Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of nearly 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

About the Allen County SPCA
The Allen County SPCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been providing shelter to northeast Indiana’s homeless cats and dogs for over 60 years. Our mission is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a safe haven for animals, an effective and comprehensive adoption program, education and outreach programs for the community and deep and broad membership and volunteer programs.


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