FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paige Donnelly Kathy Baumgardner
PetSmart Charities Banfield, The Pet Hospital
(623) 587-2872 office (888) 355-0595
(602) 418-8000 wireless
PetSmart Charities® Dispatches Emergency Relief Waggin’ Trailers
to California Disaster Area
Banfield Mobile Emergency Pet Hospital on Standby; Fundraising Efforts Underway
PHOENIX - (October 23, 2007) - PetSmart Charities dispatched two tractor trailers stocked
with emergency pet supplies today to help the affected pets of the California wildfires. Each
Emergency Relief Waggin’ trailer contains enough pet products, food and supplies to support up
to 500 companion animals.
One PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Waggin’ was dispatched from PetSmart’s [Nasdaq:
PETM] Phoenix distribution center, and one was dispatched from the company’s Ennis, Texas,
distribution center, loaded with food, crates, beds, litter, tents, generators and other items
required for the animal rescue effort. The deliveries are expected to be received by the city of
San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium this evening and early tomorrow.
Banfield, The Pet Hospital®, a PetSmart business partner, has readied its mobile emergency pet
hospital to assist with pet medical emergencies. The mobile unit is on standby status while state
emergency officials determine needs and logistics. The 32-foot-long hospital trailer is staffed by
two veterinarians and three veterinary technicians and contains a surgical suite, treatment area
and ten kennels.
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In addition, PetSmart Charities is raising funds to be distributed to organizations serving the
areas most affected. Emergency relief funding will help fulfill urgent needs for food, crates,
litter, beds, blankets, medical supplies and expenses, and vaccinations.
The public can make a tax-deductible donation to help the pet victims of the California wildfires
and future disasters in one of three ways:
Make a credit card donation via the PetSmart Charities Web site at:
Make a cash donation at the register inside any U.S. PetSmart store from Oct. 24-30
Mail in a check donation directly to: PetSmart Charities
Attn: Disaster Relief
19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(Please write "Disaster Relief" in the memo section on the check.)
PetSmart Charities provides immediate emergency relief funding and supplies to assist pets
affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, fire and other natural disasters. Funds raised for the
California wildfires will be used to aid pets affected by this disaster. Any donations above and
beyond what is needed to provide relief for pet victims of the California wildfires will be
deposited in the general disaster relief fund to be used for future disaster relief efforts.
PetSmart Charities also provides emergency relief for pet victims of man-made emergencies
including pet hoarding situations and puppy mill rescues.
About PetSmart Charities, Inc.
PetSmart Charities, Inc. (PCI) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates and
supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal
welfare issues, and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. Since 1994, PCI has
donated more than $52 million to animal welfare agencies and, through its in-store adoption
programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.1 million pets. To learn more about how PCI
is working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit www.petsmartcharities.org or
About Banfield, The Pet Hospital
Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1955, Banfield has become the largest pet general veterinary
practice in the world, with more than 655 quality veterinary hospitals in many neighborhoods
across the U.S., in the U.K. and in Mexico. More than 1,000 veterinarians at Banfield are
committed to giving pets the same level of care that their human family members receive.
Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical
records, pet preventive care plans, extended operating hours, and is the only veterinary practice
in the world with an extensive quality assurance program. Banfield, The Pet Hospital helps
extend the lives of millions of pets each year.