Petco Hosts National Adoption Weekend to Help the 5-7 Million Animals Entering Shelters Yearly

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The Blue Buffalo Company to Sponsor Pet Adoptions and Help Raise Money for Pet Cancer Research May 12-13

WHAT:    To help the 5-7 million companion animals that enter shelters every year find homes, every Petco™ store nationwide will host pet adoption events the weekend May 12-13, 2012. The events will provide animal lovers across the nation the chance to meet many adoptable animals, learn about their local animal adoption groups and personally experience Petco’s Think Adoption First program.

National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by The Blue Buffalo Company, will also aim to raise awareness and funds for the Petco Foundation to distribute to various pet cancer research and assistance groups around the country. Sadly, cancer affects pets almost as much as their human companions - at least one in four dogs over the age of two will die from cancer with cats sharing similar statistics. For each bag of Blue Buffalo dog or cat food purchased at Petco stores during the month of May, one dollar will be donated to the Petco Foundation. Donations of any amount will also be accepted at Petco registers and at http://www.petco.com/pca.

WHEN:    Saturday and Sunday May 12-13, 2012 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:    All Petco stores. Check with stores for exact times and     adoption event details. Visit http://www.petco.com/adoptions to find a location.

VISUALS:     Great visuals of adoptable animals
Interviews with adoption groups and new pet parents

CONTACT:    Allie Maltese - West PR – amaltese(at)west-pr(dot)com; 619.501.2756
For general information on Petco National Pet Adoption events, visit http://www.petco.com/adoptions

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Allie Maltese