PetSmart Charities® Appoints Dr. David Haworth as President

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of PetSmart Charities® today announced
that it has appointed Dr. David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., as its new
President, effective May 2. A veterinarian by training, Dr. Haworth has
more than 15 years of experience in the animal health industry.

Commenting on the announcement, Steve Marton, Chairman of PetSmart
Charities’ Board of Directors, said, “David has extensive medical,
philanthropic and business experience in the animal welfare field,
making him uniquely qualified to lead PetSmart Charities in its next
phase of growth. He has a true passion for our mission to end pet
homelessness and support pet families. We are confident that David will
help PetSmart Charities become a stronger, more effective and efficient
organization. It is a privilege to have him on board.”

Dr. Haworth added, “I am excited to join this important organization,
with its strong purpose and a committed group of associates. PetSmart
Charities is an industry leader in pet philanthropy, and I look forward
to working closely with the team, as well as its network of animal
welfare organizations and not-for-profit partners, to execute PetSmart
Charities’ reinvigorated strategy and build upon its significant success
to date.”

Dr. Haworth joins PetSmart Charities from the Morris Animal Foundation
in Denver, Colorado, where he most recently served as the President and
CEO. He has been Chair of the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative’s
(HABRI) Research Working Group since 2010, and will continue in that
role with PetSmart Charities. Previously, Dr. Haworth spent eleven years
with Pfizer’s Animal Health business. Dr. Haworth earned his veterinary
degree as well as a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from Colorado State
University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Animal Cancer
Center, also at Colorado State University.

Dr. Haworth will report to Steve Marton, Chairman of the PetSmart
Charities Board; and Eran Cohen and Paulette Dodson, Co-Vice
Chairpersons of the PetSmart Charities Board.

About PetSmart Charities™

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that
saves the lives of homeless pets. Nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find
homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and
sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to
directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North
America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help
communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3)
organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.


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