PetSmart Holiday Weekend Brings Cheer
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 19, 2012, December 19, 2012

The Iams® Home 4 the Holidays® event, in partnership with PetSmart Charities® helps adoptable pets find holiday bliss

Santa Claws and homeless pets from Arlington Animal Services (AAS) were feeling jolly on Saturday, December 8. A total of 21 adoptable animals found new homes on this special day.

Smiles and happiness warmed the winter air, when the AAS mobile adoption trailer arrived at Arlington Highlands PetSmart® with 11 adoptable pets in tow. By the end of the event, all of these adorable animals found new pet parents, and homes.

Golden PAWS (People are Willing and Sharing) volunteers were also present at PetSmart® with a table heaped full of comfy, homemade blankets, and an assortment of other gift items designed especially for our furry friends. This lively and creative senior volunteer group collected $600 in donations for their handiwork, in support of the shelter's homeless animals.

German Shepherds, a Chihuahua, a giant Poodle, and a variety of other animals met with Santa Claws for keepsake photos. Children also enjoyed visiting with Santa. PetSmart® donated $175 from photos taken to benefit the shelter. Close to $55 in further donations for the shelter animals were also received at the event.

While PetSmart® was a hub of activity; the AAS center was busy successfully adopting 10 more animals to new homes. Additionally, 17 animals were rescued from the shelter, and two pets were joyfully reclaimed by their owners.

Animal Services Manager Chris Huff extends special appreciation to all community partners involved in the success of the day, including PetSmart®, PetSmart Charities®, Iams®, all of the dedicated AAS volunteers and staff, and the caring citizens that choose to adopt their new pets.

There are still many sweet adoptable animals in need of loving, good homes, and now, through December 22, they are all available for half price. Come to AAS and find your match today!

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For more information, contact Arlington Animal Services at 817-459-5898.


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