Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Countdown to Zero 
Together we can save the lives of all adoptable pets in Palm Beach County

Tuesday, February 4, was an historic day for animals in Palm Beach County and was the 1st step towards Countdown to Zero!

The Palm Beach County Board of Commisioners met on February 4th to approve Countdown to Zero - an initiative to save all adoptable cats and dogs in our community! Click here for more information about Countdown to Zero.


Click here to view info about the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event on September 6th.

Countdown to Zero is a public-private community collaboration, initiated by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Board of County Commissioners, and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, to bring animal welfare organizations together to end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County

Our Belief: our community has the expertise, the means and thus the moral obligation to aggressively implement strategies that will reduce the number of animals needing temporary shelter and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County.

Our Mission: At all times and in every way, we are advocates for animals. We ensure their safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering and work to place and keep them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. We speak out publicly to promote and defend their interests. We oppose all forms of animal cruelty. We promote spay/neuter and other critical programs focused on our goal of preventing the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County by 2022. We oppose taking the lives of healthy or treatable animals. We provide services that promote responsible pet ownership and humane attitudes toward all life because we understand the critical role people play in improving the welfare of animals in our community.

Why we believe in the collaborative approach:

  • Collaboration ensures a common voice and message.
  • Collaboration provides a clear picture of our community’s challenges. 
  • Collaboration makes the goal clear.
  • Collaboration promotes effective, targeted programs.
  • Collaboration maximizes resources. 
  • Collaboration keeps the focus on lifesaving, not infighting. 
  • Collaboration creates a yardstick for measuring progress. 
  • Collaboration helps sustain the lifesaving focus, regardless of who's in charge.
  • Collaboration enhances public confidence, trust, and support.

A collaboration that prioritizes lifesaving can implement a coordinated effort to end the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats community-wide.

Our Critical Areas of Focus:

  • High Volume-Affordable Spay/Neuter
  • Proactive Lost & Found
  • TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)
  • Medical and Behavior Programs
  • Proactive and Efficient Adoptions
  • Rescue Networks
  • Foster Care
  • Keeping Pets and People Together
  • Volunteers 
  • Community Outreach and Involvement
  • Advocacy

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561-686-3663

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