Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

About Us

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.

Here is a quick glimpse of how we made an impact in 2016:

  • 45,234 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies benefited from our programs and services
  • 70,620 phone calls were answered by our Call Center
  • 16,167 spay and neuter surgeries
  • 9,176 cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no cost to the community through grant funding.
  • 7,594 lost, injured and homeless cats and dogs received temporary shelter
  • 5,781 pets were placed in loving homes (highest adoption year in our 90 year history)
  • 1,809 cats and dogs were cared for by our Foster Program Volunteers
  • 333 lost animals were reunited with their families
  • 12,012 pets were fed through Peggy's Pantry Food Bank
  • 776 cats and dogs transferred in from Animal Care and Control and other local rescues
  • 406 active volunteers donated over 69,575 hours helping to enrich the lives of our shelter animals and to ensure that the League achieves our goals in serving animals and residents in our community.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Palm Beach County, and does not receive funding from city, state, or the federal government. We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to provide quality programs and services to the community. Your donations directly support programs and services to help animals in need here in Palm Beach County.

Be sure to also visit our Shaggy Shoppe Pet Boutique located within the Grace Pavilion at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. 

Don’t have a pet or can’t adopt? Please consider volunteering, collecting items from our “Wish List”, or donating to our cause.
Thank you for visiting our website. We provide so many resources and services as you see on these pages and we enjoy making a positive impact for the community and for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Board of Directors:

Jane Grace, Honorary Chairman
Lesly Smith, Chairman
Sam Hunt, Vice Chairman
Joanie Van der Grift, President
Nellie Benoit, Vice President
Daniel Hanley, Treasurer
Laurie Raber Gottlieb, Secretary
Jack Flagg, Executive Committee
Carol Garvy, Executive Committee               
Daniel E. Ponton, Executive Committee
Members: James D. Berwind, Virginia Burke, Candy Hamm, Vicky Hunt,  Linda Miller, Pauline Pitt, George E. Summers 
Director Emeritus: Louis Auslander    
Directors Emerita: Nancy Brougher, Dotsy Letts


Management Team:
Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO
Heidi Nielsen, Assistant Director
Jim Lilli, Director of Operations
Kristi Jackson, Chief Financial Officer 


Other Resources:
Annual Report (2016)
IRS Form 990 (2016)
Audited Financials (2016)
Donor Privacy Statement: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will always work to protect the privacy of our donors. We hold all donor information in strict confidence and will not sell, trade or share any donor information to or with any other organization. We will only use your information to contact you regarding your donation, to update you on our progress, and inform you of any upcoming Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League related events or fundraising campaigns. Please let us know at any time if you would like to receive fewer communications from us or no further communications and we will honor your request. 

Contact information:
561-472-8842 / email us
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 
Attn: Development Department, 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, 
West Palm Beach, FL  33409

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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409