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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Receives $200,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities™ to Spay or Neuter More Than 4,000 Cats
West Palm Beach, FL- (July 7, 2015) The county’s largest private animal shelter, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, recently received a $200,000 grant from PetSmart Charities.™ The grant will help significantly increase the number of free spay and neuter surgeries available for owned and free-roaming cats in West Palm Beach (ZIP codes 33406 & 33409) and Lake Worth (ZIP codes 33461 & 33462) over the next two years.
Animal Care & Control and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League received 11,386 cats last year, with nearly 2,000 of them specifically from these areas of Lake Worth and West Palm Beach. The grant is expected to subsidize more than 4,000 surgeries total.
"We are tremendously grateful for this generous funding from PetSmart Charities™ in support of our Countdown 2 Zero initiative to save the lives of animals here in Palm Beach County," said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Combating over-population is a big goal to work towards, but thanks to PetSmart Charities, we will significantly reduce the problem of homeless and neglected cats not only in these areas, but in our county as a whole."
Surgeries can be scheduled at PeggyAdams.org. Community cats brought to the shelter in traps are accepted on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday.
The League provides services to 30,000 cats and dogs each year and this new grant reinforces the organization’s mission to create a community where 100 percent of adoptable animals have a chance for a lifelong, loving home.
The organization’s veterinary clinic at the Grace Pavilion successfully performed more than 10, 000 surgeries in 2014. In addition, the clinic helped trap, neuter and return (TNR) 16,000 community cats to their colonies since the group’s TNR program started in 2010.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
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. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org.
The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s adoption center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, visit PeggyAdams.org or call 561.686.3663.
About PetSmart Charities™
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.