Josh Duhamel’s acting roles include Colonel William Lenox in three “Transformers’’ movies and Danny McCoy on the television series “Las Vegas.’’
The Petsmart Charities campaign aims to boost awareness of pet adoption and raise $250,000 to help save 10,000 homeless pets.
The campaign also celebrates Petsmart Charities adoption of its 5 millionth pet, a 5-year-old Husky named Dodge, who was adopted by retired U.S. Marine George Little from the Petsmart Charities Adoption Center at the Boynton Beach, Fla., Petsmart store.
To mark the milestone, the Little family received Petsmart Total Lifetime Care, which includes free pet training, grooming, boarding and pet supplies for life; free Purina coupons for 10 years for Purina Pro Plan pet food or treats or Purina Tidy Cats cat litter up to $4,800; and a five-year wellness plan from Banfield.
“About 10 percent of all pet adoptions in North America are made possible by Petsmart Charities and we save more than 400,000 homeless pets every year,” says Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of Petsmart Charities. “Saving five million pets’ lives is an accomplishment we’re proud to celebrate, and we thank the Little family and everyone who has saved a pet by adopting from our Petsmart in-store adoption centers. With the support of a leading celebrity like Josh to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption, we aim to save millions more lives.”
Through adoption centers in stores Petsmart Charities has adopted on average 1,100 pets every day and about 400,000 each year since it was founded in 1994.
“Pet adoption changed my life when we were looking to find a companion for our 7-year-old Dachshund, Zoe,” Duhamel says. “I applaud Petsmart Charities for its achievement of saving five million pets, and I’m honored to work with them to encourage everyone to bring the joy of an adopted pet into their lives and help save millions more pets.”
In the campaign, Petsmart Charities asks people to donate. Text “PETS” to 80888 to give $5 or visit Petsmart Charities for more information.