Visitors to the new PetSmart store in Chico now have the opportunity to meet animals available for adoption through Butte Humane Society (BHS). A permanent housing area located inside the store holds up to eight adoptable cats in cozy cubicles fronted with glass, allowing passersby to see the residents up close.
Viewing hours are 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, during PetSmart's public hours. Adoption applications for BHS animals at PetSmart must be processed at Butte Humane Society's Cat Adoption Center at 587 Country Drive during regular adoption hours, 2 pm to 6 pm Sunday through Friday and 11 am to 6 pm Saturday.
Additionally, BHS staff will hold a mobile adoption event at PetSmart on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 4 pm. On-site adoptions and adoptable dogs will be present during mobile adoption events.
"I love having the adoptions here - I'm so proud of it and I think it's been very successful," said Theresa Dahlberg, store manager at PetSmart. "It's wonderful that we have an opportunity to help save lives and find animals forever homes."
For more information on adoption or currently available animals, visit buttehumane.org or call 343-7917.