NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthropologie is proud to announce the start of the fifth annual Sit Stay Love campaign, which promotes pet adoptions and pet supply drives for local animal shelters across the United States. From September 15th to September 29th more than 100 Anthropologie locations will partner with pet shelters in their communities to host events and strive to break last year's records for adoptions and donations.
"Pets are central to Anthropologie's culture," said Anthropologie Group CEO
David McCreight. "We have a keen appreciation for how they enrich our lives and the lives of our customers. It's our turn to give
Anthropologie created Sit Stay Love to bring attention to the plight of shelter pets and the benefits of adoption. According to the American Humane Association each year approximately 8 million stray and unwanted animals are taken in by shelters across the country. Only 3.5 million of the 17 million people that acquire a new pet each year choose to adopt their pet.Employees at Anthropologie's Philadelphia based home office, which has a dog friendly policy, sets a great example. Of the nearly 100 dogs that come to work with their owners, more than half were adopted from local shelters. Many employees also donate their time to help sustain local shelters. Since its founding in 2008, Anthropologie's Sit Stay Love campaign has contributed to the adoption of hundreds of dogs and collected thousands of dollars worth of supplies for local shelters. For information about Sit Stay Love events at your local Anthropologie store please go to: http://anthrpl.ge/TvPhKm. About AnthropologieFounded in 1992, lifestyle brand Anthropologie currently operates 174 stores worldwide. The brand launched its mail-order catalog and website in 1998; eleven years later, its first international stores opened in Canada and the UK. Led by Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight, the company is owned by Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN), which also owns retail brands BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters. SOURCE Anthropologie