PETSMART staff raise $3 million

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, December 1999:

P H O E N I X – – P E T s –
MART store and VETsMART
clinic staff together raised a record
$1.6 million for the nonprofit
PETsMART Charities affiliate during
the October 2-24 “Just A Buck,
Change Their Luck” counter collection
drive, the second of 1999.
The two drives brought
in $3 million, nearly doubling the
capacity of PETsMART Charities
to fulfill its stated mission of “ending
needless euthanasia,” executive
director Joyce Briggs told the
recent No-Kill Conference in
Chicago. With 1998 income of
$3.8 million and assests of $1.9
million, PETsMART made grants
to neutering, adoption promotion,
and disaster relief this year
totalling $3.5 million.

PETsMART Charities
has donated $6 million to animal
welfare since 1992, Briggs said,
adding that the Luv-A-Pet
Adoption Boutiques in each of the
570 PETsMART stores have
helped rescue groups to adopt out
more than 650,000 dogs and cats.
There are now 476 PETsMART
stores in the U.S., plus 94 in
Canada and Great Britain.

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