Updates to Hours of Operation

 With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the rise here in Florida and across the country, it is important for residents in our region to be vigilant and adhere to the CDC recommended guidelines. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach has some important updates to share with the community about their programs and services. 


As a precaution to the COVID-19 virus, to reduce exposure to and protect our community from the virus, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is being proactive and limiting non-essential services to the public. Peggy Adams will be suspending their public Wellness Clinic but will continue to provide end-of-life services. They will also be suspending all public Spay/Neuter surgeries and Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return-to-Field (TNVR) surgeries.  All other shelter operations will continue as normal, including adoptions.  

Our adoption center is open and currently by appointment only. This is part of active plan to keep our shelter clean and safe for the public. Please contact us at adoptions@peggyadams.org or call 561-686-6656 to schedule a time to visit.


To prevent overcrowding at the shelter, Peggy Adams is also urging people to, if at all possible, refrain from surrendering owned pets to the shelter until at least the end of the month, except for if an animal is in distress or its safety is at risk. Peggy Adams is also asking people in the community who find a stray dog or cat to consider holding onto the animal at least until the end of the month. 

  • OPEN: Cat + Dog Adoptions  Our adoption center is open and currently by appointment only. This is part of active plan to keep our shelter clean and safe for the public. Please contact us at adoptions@peggyadams.org or call 561-686-6656 to schedule a time to visit.*See below for Fee-Waived Promotion
  • OPEN: End of Life Services
  • CLOSED: Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return to Field (TNVR) 
  • CLOSED: Wellness Clinic
  • CLOSED:  Public Spay or Neuter Surgery 
  • CLOSED: Public Behavior & Training
  • OWNER SURRENDER + STRAY ANIMALS: To prevent overcrowding at the shelter, Peggy Adams is also urging people to, if at all possible, refrain from surrendering owned pets to the shelter until at least the end of the month, except for if an animal is in distress or its safety is at risk. Peggy Adams is also asking people in the community who find a stray dog or cat to consider holding onto the animal at least until the end of the month. 

 

Cat + Dog Adoption

Starting this weekend, Peggy Adams is waiving adoption fees for any animal over one-year old for the entire month of March.  
The fee-waived adoption promotion is only valid at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League shelter location at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. The Peggy Adams Adoption Center is open daily from 11am-6pm. *A rabies tag fee applies to Palm Beach County residents. 


 

Foster Volunteers Urgently Needed

Foster parents are urgently needed at this time to reduce shelter capacity. With Kitten Season on the horizon, our shelter is in desperate need of help from foster volunteers. We provide all the necessary supplies and medical attention at Peggy Adams. Register now!


Pet Preparedness 


The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is on the rise worldwide and it is important for Palm Beach County residents to include their pets in preparedness plans.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League joins the Humane Society of the United States and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in suggesting community members create a preparedness plan that includes their pets in the event Palm Beach County is impacted by the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to preparations typically recommended for any natural disaster threat, individuals with pets should identify family members or friends to care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill and is hospitalized.

Make a preparedness plan for your pets:

  • Identify a trusted family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your household becomes ill or is hospitalized.
  • Research potential boarding facilities to utilize in the event boarding your pet becomes necessary.
  • Have crates, food and extra supplies for your pet on hand in case moving them becomes necessary or if the disease spreads in the community and it becomes necessary to reduce social exposure.
  • All animal vaccines should be up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering instructions. Including the prescription from the prescribing veterinarian is also helpful.
  • Pets should have identification including a collar with current identification tags and a registered microchip.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recommends staying diligent in preparations, but not overreacting to COVID-19 concerns. By creating a preparedness plan ahead of time for the unlikely event it becomes necessary to put into motion, community members can do their part to ensure animal service resources do not become overwhelmed and their pets are spared unnecessary stress.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association states that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected with or spread COVID-19. This is also the view of the World Health Organization. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, people with confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with other people as well as pets.

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