According to a recent news story, a pet store chain in the Philadelphia, PA area will no longer participate in the for-profit sale of puppies and kittens. Instead, Pets Plus Naturals pet stores has decided to partner with multiple animal rescues to find homes for pets at risk of euthanasia in shelters in the eastern United States.
Owner Bruce Smith and co-owner Mark Araeia of Pets Plus Naturals realized overwhelming numbers of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are dying as a result of pet overpopulation. The two entrepreneurs also cited horrifying conditions in puppy mills as a reason to transition to the pet adoption model. In addition to housing homeless pets and facilitating adoption, Pets Plus Naturals will transfer 100% of adoption fees to animal rescue partners.
Take Action: Contact Pets Plus Naturals and express your support of the company’s new pet adoption policy.