PetSmart Charities Supports Animal Welfare Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
PetSmart Charities committed up to $1 million to support pets and people affected by COVID-19.
The funds will support both the animal shelters caring for pets and organizations that are helping impacted people keep and care for their pets in the areas with the highest number of reported cases in the U.S. and Canada. These affected areas include portions of California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York and all provinces across Canada.
"As an organization dedicated to supporting pets and the people who love them, PetSmart Charities remains committed to the health and welfare of pets during this unprecedented time, and our hearts go out to those impacted by COVID-19," said Chris McCurdy, interim president at PetSmart Charities. "We pledge to remain nimble as the need grows during this pandemic. Whether you are a shelter overwhelmed with the intake of homeless pets or an organization that provides resources to pet parents concerned about how they will care for their pets due to quarantine, we're here for you."
Both PetSmart and PetSmart Charities are committed to supporting local communities in this time of need. PetSmart stores across North America will remain open to provide indispensable pet products like food, but also services and veterinary care, while keeping health and safety top of mind for pets, customers and associates.