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FRONT COVER STORY: AUGUST 17, 2017
4th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event, presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and Petco Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017
Largest One-Day Adoption Event in Palm Beach County
The fourth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and Petco Foundation, will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm inside the air-conditioned Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. This free event is the largest ever local pet adoption event that will feature close to 1,000 animals (dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs) seeking new families and homes.
Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort of over 30 local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County. The past three C2Z adoption events found nearly 1,000 animals their forever homes.
"This is Palm Beach County’s largest one-day adoption event,” said Rich Anderson, CEO and Executive Director of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, "On this day, the local animal rescue community comes together, united in our efforts to save the lives of homeless animals in Palm Beach County. Together, through C2Z, we are working to save the life of every single adoptable animal in our community."
"The C2Z Adoption Event is just one of the many ways we come together to help support the important C2Z initiative," said Dianne Sauve, Director of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. “In addition to promoting the adoption of local rescue animals in need of loving homes, we also encourage everyone to spay/neuter their pets, as this is the most humane way to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each day," stated Sauve.
Admission and parking is free for the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event. Many of the rescue groups will be offering special discounts and adoption incentives, and all new pet parents will receive special gifts. In addition, rabies license tags will be complimentary for each adopted pet that will reside in Palm Beach County.
For more information call 561-472-8845 or email email@example.com.
Sponsors include: The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Petco Foundation, Animal Farm Foundation, WPBF 25 News, Sunny 107.9, Kool 105.5, The Palm Beach Post, Florida Weekly, Nozzle Nolen, Pet Paradise Resort, Scenthound, Very Important Paws, PBSO Animal Kindness Unit, INN the Doghouse and Central Bark Doggy Day Care.
Countdown 2 Zero is 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 and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. The Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort between local animal rescues in an effort to save lives. To learn more visit www.countdown2zero.org.