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National Adoption Weekend Coming to Prescott PetSmart November 16, 17

15 November 2013   Stacy Hawthorne

Celebrate the Season by Adopting a Pet at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend,November 16-17

(YAVAPAI COUNTY) – As we head into the holiday season, we find ourselves reflecting on what we’re most thankful for. Anyone who has adopted a pet often puts their companion at the top of that list – and it’s mutual for that deserving cat or dog. Luckily, if you’re interested in adding a new four-legged friend to your family, you can do so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Nov.16-17 from 11:00am-4:00pm at your neighborhood PetSmart® store in Prescott, Arizona on Highway 69.

Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) will be one of 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you find your perfect match, whether it’s a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, mixed-breed or purebred. Also, joining Yavapai Humane Society at the National Adoption Event will be Miss Kitty’s Cat House, Greyhound Pets of Arizona, and Verde Valley Humane Society.

Nearly 8 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year, and more than a third – about 8,200 every day – are euthanized. With donations and community support, Yavapai Humane Society has maintained a high live release rate of 96 percent. Your pet adoption this weekend will benefit local shelters and rescue agencies, YHS will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet adopted in the Prescott store during this event.

“We’re so thankful for the joy that an adopted pet brings to our lives, but we know that not everyone is able to adopt,” said Ed Box, executive director of the Yavapai Humane Society “You can celebrate saving a pet’s life with a donation that will help fund adoption events like this, which play a huge role in YHS finding homes for more than 3,000 pets every year.”

How to Adopt

In addition to the PetSmart store in Prescott, Yavapai Humane Society will also be open to the public that weekend for even more available and adoptable dogs and cats that will count towards the running total of pets adopted that weekend.

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Yavapai Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free and low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats.  Yavapai Humane Society Clinic relies solely on community support and grant funding to operate their clinic.

The Yavapai Humane Society has been serving Yavapai County’s citizens and animals since 1972. YHS has a full service animal shelter in Prescott, a Cat Adoption Center in PetSmart, a Thrift Shop and a separate spay/neuter clinic offering low-cost spay/neuters and low-cost vaccinations.  In July of 2010, YHS adopted a “no-kill” ethic which has led to our current live release rate of 96%, making YHS the safest shelter in Arizona.

YHS Main Shelter Campus- 1625 Sundog Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ, 86301- (928) 445-2666

YHS Spay/Neuter Clinic- 2989 Centerpointe East, Suite B, Prescott, AZ 86301- (928) 771-0547

YHS Thrift Shop-  1046 Willow Creek Rd, #127, Prescott, AZ, 86301-  (928) 445-5668

YHS Cat Adoption Center in PetSmart- 277 Walker Rd (on Hwy 69), Prescott, AZ, 86303- (928) 776-9636