Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

About Us

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Here is a quick glimpse of how we made an impact in 2015:

  • 40,041 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies benefited from our programs and services
  • 67,319 phone calls were answered by our Call Center
  • 14,573 spay and neuter surgeries
  • 6,189 cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no cost to the community through grant funding.
  • 6,524 lost, injured and homeless cats and dogs received temporary shelter
  • 4,845 pets were placed in loving homes (highest adoption year in our 90 year history)
  • 2,377 cats and dogs were cared for by our Foster Program Volunteers
  • 271 lost animals were reunited with their families
  • 10,001 pets were fed through Peggy's Pantry Food Bank
  • 757 cats and dogs transferred in from Animal Care and Control and other local rescues
  • 353 active volunteers donated over 61,874 hours helping to enrich the lives of our shelter animals and to ensure that the League achieves our goals in serving animals and residents in our community.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and does not receive funding from city, county, state, or the federal government, or local organizations with similar names. We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to provide quality programs and services to the community. Your donations directly support the services and programs in place to help animals in need.

Be sure to also visit our Shaggy Shoppe Pet Boutique located within the Grace Pavilion at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. 

Don’t have a pet or can’t adopt? Please consider volunteering, collecting items from our “Wish List”, or donating to our cause.
Thank you for visiting our website. We provide so many resources and services as you see on these pages and we enjoy making a positive impact for the community and for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Board of Directors:

Jane Grace, Honorary Chairman
Lesly Smith, Chairman
Sam Hunt, Vice Chairman
Joanie Van der Grift, President
Nellie Benoit, Vice President
Daniel Hanley, Treasurer
Laurie Raber Gottlieb, Secretary
Jack Flagg, Executive Committee
Carol Garvy, Executive Committee
Members: James D. Berwind, Virginia Burke, Candy Hamm, Vicky Hunt,  Linda Miller, Pauline Pitt, Daniel E. Ponton 
Director Emeritus: Louis Auslander                                                                                                                                                                 Directors Emerita: Nancy Brougher, Dotsy Letts

Management Team:
Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO
Heidi Nielsen, Assistant Director
Jim Lilli, Director of Operations
Kristi Jackson, Director of Financial and Administrative Operations
Joy Humphries, Director of Development and Marketing

Other Resources:
Annual Report
IRS Form 990
Audited Financials
Donor Privacy Statement: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will always work to protect the privacy of our donors. We hold all donor information in strict confidence and will not sell, trade or share any donor information to or with any other organization. We will only use your information to contact you regarding your donation, to update you on our progress, and inform you of any upcoming Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League related events or fundraising campaigns. Please let us know at any time if you would like to receive fewer communications from us or no further communications and we will honor your request. 
Contact information:
561-472-8842 / email us
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Attn: Development Department, 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL  33409


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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409