SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart is celebrating the re-opening of its Caguas and Carolina stores, two locations that were greatly impacted when Hurricane Maria struck last September. Both stores suffered significant structural damage that required nearly eight months to repair.
“It has been a long road to recovery, not only for PetSmart, but for the entire island,” said Julio Reyes, district leader for PetSmart Puerto Rico. “We’re thrilled to be able to re-open these two stores where we have helped nearly 1,000 adoptable pets find lifelong homes, and we’re looking forward to helping even more people and pets in need.”
To celebrate the re-openings, PetSmart is hosting events on Saturday, June 30, at both locations starting with ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend with their pets. The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range from $5 up to $50), and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as bandanas, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.*
|PetSmart Re-Opening Celebration|
|Saturday, June 30, 8:45 a.m.|
|Plaza Centro in Caguas|
|200 Rafael Cordero Ave.|
|Caguas, PR 00725|
|Los Colobos in Carolina|
|Los Colobos Shopping Center|
|125250 Ave. 65th Infanteria|
|Carolina, PR 00987|
PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, remained in close contact with organizations working on the front lines last year to provide rescue, relief and recovery efforts. The organization donated more than $300,000 in grants and in-kind supplies such as pet food and crates to multiple animal welfare organizations supporting people and pets in need.
Additionally, every PetSmart store, including these locations in Caguas and Carolina, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have helped find lifelong, loving homes for more than 8 million pets.
*All giveaways available while supplies last.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. PetSmart employs approximately 55,000 associates and operates more than 1,600 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 8 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.