Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Sets Goal to Spay/Neuter 250 Owned Cats on May 23

May 18, 2017

For Immediate Release:

Media Contact: Cara MacVane: 561.685.2342

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Sets Goal to Spay/Neuter 250 Owned Cats

on May 23

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- (May 18, 2017) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is working hard to end euthanasia caused by pet-overpopulation.  The League is providing free services to Palm Beach County pet owners.  On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the League will offer free spay and neuter surgeries at their West Palm Beach campus located at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail.  Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s goal is to spay/neuter a total of 250 owned cats this day. This event is open to domestic cats belonging to all residents of Palm Beach County.  Pre-registration is required.

Additional to spay/neuter, each cat will be given on May 23, FVRCP+C vaccine, Rabies vaccine, and microchip. Palm Beach County Ordinance 98-22 requires cats to be spayed or neutered and micro-chipped by four months of age unless medically contraindicated. All cats participating in this event will be microchipped unless they already have a microchip. 

Pet owners can review the League’s application and post-surgical instructions at Peggy Adams.org and complete the online application to schedule an appointment.  Check-in time is 7:30 am - 9:00 am and check-out time is the same day at 5:00 pm. Cats must arrive in a secure, size appropriate cat carrier. No cardboard carriers.  One cat per carrier.

“We are proud that the League just completed our 200,000th spay/neuter and thanks to the caring support of friends in our community, we’ve provided this important service since 1973,” said Rich Anderson, CEO/Executive Director of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.  “Peggy Adams is the largest provider of affordable and free spay/neuter surgeries in Palm Beach County and this program is critical to reduce the number of animals needing temporary shelter and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals by 2024 – our county’s Countdown 2 Zero goal.”

Please note: Thanks to grants provided by the PetCo Foundation, PetSmart Charities and Palm Beach County, the League is able to offer free TNVR and domestic cat packages on days other than Spay Day in the following Palm Beach County zip codes:   33401, 33404, 33405, 33406, 33407, 33409, 33411, 33415, 33417, 33426, 33435, 33436, 33444, 33445, 33460, 33461, 33462, 33463, 33470.

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

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. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org.

The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.

COUNTDOWN 2 ZERO INITIATIVE

All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) initiative and its goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County.  C2Z was launched by Peggy Adams in 2014 in partnership with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC).  As part of the C2Z effort, Peggy Adams and PBCACC host the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Mega-Adoption Event which brings together more than 30 local rescue groups and features more than 500 adoptable animals.  The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, September 9th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  For more information, please visit Countdown2Zero.org.

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