Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society

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June 30, 2022 – Seal Beach, CA – Each year, more than five million pets enter animal shelters in need of loving homes. Helen Sanders CatPAWS is proud to partner with PetSmart Charities® to bring adoptable pets to Seal Beach PetSmart in support of National Adoption Week, taking place July 11-17, 2022.

National Adoption Week coincides with kitten season. It’s a time following peak breeding activity for cats, and many shelters are flooded with scores of kittens in need of loving homes. Many shelters invite volunteers to come and bottle-feed kittens to learn about the joys of parenting cats.

During the in-store event, Helen Sanders CatPAWS invites potential pet parents to meet adoptable cats in the Seal Beach area. Opportunities will be given to spend time with animals in need of loving homes in a spacious area. Staff and volunteers will help potential adopters learn about caring for a pet and the types of tools, products, and services they may need. 


“National Adoption Week is an ideal opportunity to give a pet what they need most – people to love. Over the years, together with local partners such as Helen Sanders CatPAWS we’ve matched more than 9.5 million pets with loving homes. Most pet parents say their pets are important family members that enhance their lives, too. That’s a win-win!”

— Heidi Fulcher, Adoption Grants Manager at PetSmart Charities

national adoption week with petsmart

While pets of all ages will be on-site, this National Adoption Week, PetSmart Charities is encouraging attendees to consider adopting adult or senior pets. Older pets can be overlooked, but often bring special benefits. They’ve been house-trained and are past the kitten/puppy stage involving chewing, frequent accidents, and the need for constant attention and activity. Older pets can still learn new tricks but are calmer and have greater attention spans. Senior pets require less supervision and can bring a laid-back energy to their new families. 

WHEN / WHERE: 

Adoptable kittens and cats will be available at the following times and PetSmart Seal Beach:

July 11-17 please contact us and make an appointment to visit a kitty of interest.

July 16 & 17 will be an open adoption event from 12-3pm.

PetSmart 12341 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, CA 90740


About Helen Sanders CatPAWS
Founded in 2010 to continue the legacy of Helen Sanders, who practiced and advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) for feral community cats ever since the 1990s. CatPAWS rescues at risk cats from public shelters, finds adoptive homes, provides support to the community with education, low or no-cost spay/neuter vouchers, traveling kitten therapy program, and the DIY kitten care project. Visit www.helensanderscatpaws.com, CatPAWS Facebook page, or call 562-280-4450 to learn more or get involved.

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps up to 600,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart® stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.PetSmartCharities.org.