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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Grant of $50,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Palm Beach County

August 15, 2017

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Media Contact: Cara MacVane

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Grant of $50,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (August 15, 2017) – Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the oldest and largest animal shelter in Palm Beach County, announced today it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support Peggy’s Pantry Community Pet Food Bank and fund free spay/neuter for free roaming and domestic cats in high-risk areas of Palm Beach County. 

Founded in 1925, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue is a local, independent, nonprofit organization funded by generous and caring individuals, foundations and local businesses, and through programs and services provided to the community. Peggy Adams will impact the lives of more than 45,000 animals in our community this year. Peggy’s Pantry feeds more than 12,000 pets throughout Palm Beach County therefore keeping those loved pets in homes versus being surrendered to local shelters including ours.

The Petco Foundation investment will help Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League assist local Palm Beach County families who are financially struggling to feed their pets. This generous grant will also help Peggy Adams fund free spay/neuter for free roaming and domestic cats in order to save more lives.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from Petco foundation; it will assist us in our lifesaving efforts and help us serve more animals in need,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County as Peggy Adams partners with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s C2Z efforts.  In doing so, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League serves as the lead private shelter in the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event.  The 2017 event will be Saturday, September 9th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. 

For more information about Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League or the Petco Foundation, visit PeggyAdams.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

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.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s adoption center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, visit PeggyAdams.org or call 561.686.3663.

About the Petco Foundation:

 At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $170 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

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