1,000 lives saved!

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Did you know – thanks to caring friends like you –

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League continues to save more animals

each year than any other shelter or rescue group in Palm Beach County? 





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Chiquito is just one of more than 4,500 animals Peggy Adams has saved from the overcrowded county run shelter (Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control) since 2014.

rescue dog

On February 18, little Dutchess was one of 38 dogs discovered in a house when the owner was found dead in Palm Beach Gardens. There was no room for them at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.  Could they be saved? Would they live?

bronx the rescue dog

Bronx was a dog hit in the neck by a stray bullet in North Palm Beach.  Would he get the emergency lifesaving care he needed and the second chance he deserved?

panda the rescue kitten

Panda was a kitten – just hours old – born outside and needing around the clock care if he was going to survive. Would he?


A few short years ago, the answers to those questions would likely have been “no.” Dutchess would not be saved. Bronx would not get a second chance. Panda would not survive. 

But thanks to people in our community who care, each one of these animals is alive today. And they’re just three of the thousands of animals alive today thanks to the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) initiative. 

Launched in 2014 by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners the goal of C2Z is to save every adoptable animal in Palm Beach County by the year 2024. We are making incredible progress. 

Before the launch of C2Z five years ago, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control was saving less than 50% of the abandoned, lost, sick and injured animals it received. Today, the County shelter is saving nearly 8 out of every 10 dogs and cats that come through its doors. 

But it has taken the support and dedication of countless people throughout our community. From those who have chosen to adopt a rescue animal and the selfless volunteers who give hours upon hours of their time to saving lives, to the individuals and businesses that generously support the work of shelters and rescue organizations. 

We are also grateful to the community which has rallied around the C2Z effort. To date, nearly 200 rescue organizations have helped save the lives of more than 10,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens when the County shelter has been overwhelmed with animals in need. 

You can see a list of every organization and how many animals they have helped the County shelter save here: Countdown2Zero.org/stats



Together – as a community – we can save

every animal possible in Palm Beach County. 

Here’s how you can help



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