The number of pets that become homeless each year is rising. Latest figures tell us that approximately 8 million domesticated animals enter shelters each year – half of which get euthanized later on, just because nobody wants to take them in.
PetSmart Charities, the largest North American funder of animal-welfare efforts, makes sure that each of these pets will have decent shelters. Founded in 1988, this organization stands by their decision not to sell dogs and cats.
But how does PetSmart make home for millions of stray animals? Aside from providing grants to animal-welfare groups, the organization makes room through PetSmart Charities® Adoption Centers, found inside every PetSmart store. Through these centers, they address pet overpopulation, minimizing the number of homeless pets in the region.
PetSmart Charities also welcome others to extend their homes as shelters to stray animals. People can also help by making donations, volunteering for emergency relief programs, and spreading word about their work.
PetSmart Charities was given a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for their accountability and transparency in providing lifelong, loving homes for pets.