6th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event Presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc.

The sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm at the South Florida Fairgrounds - Expo Center East, in West Palm Beach (9067 Southern Blvd). This free event is the county’s largest annual pet adoption event and will feature hundreds of animals (dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and more) from Palm Beach County seeking new families and homes. 

Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort of over 20 local rescue and partner groups dedicated to saving the lives of Palm Beach County animals. The past five C2Z adoption events found over 1,300 animals their forever homes.

Both admission and parking are 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 swag bags filled with special gifts, including rabies tags compliments of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, for each adopted pet that will reside within Palm Beach County. There will also be demonstrations and a children activity area.

“The Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is the largest pet adoption event in Palm Beach County, and we are excited to announce that The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation is returning as a sixth year presenting sponsor! Mrs. Pope’s dedication and love of helping homeless animals find forever homes is astounding,” states Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Mr. Anderson continues, “This lifesaving event is also proudly supported by the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers. C2Z is a true collaboration to achieve that goal of saving lives in our community. It’s exactly what Countdown 2 Zero is all about; adopting from a local shelter when looking for a new pet."

To become a sponsor or for additional information about the sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event, please call 561-530-6057 or email info@countdown2zero.org.

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, to bring local animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, please visit countdown2zero.org

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About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 30,000 animals each year.

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 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. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information, please visit PeggyAdams.org.

About Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control:

The mission of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is to encourage pet owners to be responsible for pets in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training, and proper control.  In addition to appropriately enforcing county, state, and federal animal laws, Animal Care and Control provides safe shelter and veterinary care for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; returns to owners or adopt to new homes, as many impounded animals as possible; encourages spay/neuter by providing reduced-cost surgery for Palm Beach County pet owners and conducts other effective programs, which protect the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the residents of Palm Beach County.  For more information, please visit pbcgov.com/animal.

About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 3,060 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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 $250 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 6 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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