Petco stores to hold pet adoption events Oct. 6 and 7

Saturday, Oct. 6, marks Petco’s second annual National Adoption Reunion where every
Petco store nationwide will host adoption events to help find shelter animals loving homes. According to the ASPCA, over 63 percent of households have a pet and enjoy this companionship; however, only 10 to 20 percent of those pets are rescued.

To encourage Danbury-area residents to rally behind the cause of pet adoption, all Petco stores are hosting “National Adoption Reunion” celebrations with a special Mega Adoption Event. The events will take place all day on Oct. 6 and 7 and include many family-friendly activities.

During the events, local shelters will be in attendance with numerous pets available for adoption. The idea is to encourage those wanting to add a new member to their family to adopt, rather than purchase, to help decrease the number of animals entering shelters yearly.

Right now, it’s estimated that nearly 5 to 7 million pets enter shelters each year and that more than half will be euthanized.

Linda Tuccio-Koonz