Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event Saturday, September 12, 2015

August 13, 2015

For Immediate Release:

August 13, 2015


Media Contact:

Cara MacVane: 561.685.2342


Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Palm Beach County, FL- The second annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event, presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm inside the air conditioned Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach).  This free event will feature several hundred of Palm Beach County's best dogs, cats, guinea pigs, kittens, and  puppies available for adoption.

Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort of more than two dozen local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County.  In 2014, over 25 local animal rescue organizations participated in this exciting event and even more are expected this year.  Over 300 animals found their forever homes at last year's inaugural event.

"This will be the biggest one day adoption event in the history of Palm Beach County,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director & CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.  “We hope to see as many as 500 pets adopted this year.”

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 special gifts.  Rabies tags courtesy of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control will be complimentary for each adopted pet.

Scenthound Dogwash & Care will again be offering free on-site shampoos for adopted pets and, this year, The Shaggy Shoppe will be open to purchase pet related items and many corporate partners will be on-site offering promotional goodies. 

This year's confirmed participants to date include: A Second Chance Rescue, Adopt-A-Cat, All for One Pet Rescue, Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Barky Pines Animal Rescue, Big Dog Ranch, Coastal Boxer Rescue of South Florida, Compassionate Pug Rescue, Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Rescue, Destiny For Dogs, Dezzy's Second Chance Rescue, Elite Greyhounds, Forever Greyhounds, Forgotten Feral Felines, Furry Friends, Gaisha, Tundra &  Spirits Place, Gimme Shelter, Great Dane Rescue of South Florida, Have a Heart, Luv-A-Bun Rabbit Rescue, Loxahatchee Animal Rescue, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Pet Haven Rescue, Rising Star Rottweiler Rescue, RU4Me Pet Rescue, Save A Pet, and Tri County Animal Rescue.

Sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsor -The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc.; Animal Farm Foundation; Ardath B. Rosengarden Charitable Trust; Darbster Foundation; The Palm Beach Post; Palm Beach Urgent Care; PetFirst Pet Insurance; Pet Supermarket; Nozzle Nolen; TD Bank; C4 Rents; 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, 103.1 WIRK & X 102.3; Scenthound Dogwash & Care; and Valley Crest.

About C2Z:

Countdown 2 Zero is public/private community collaboration, initiated by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Board of County Commissioners and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to bring animal welfare organizations together and save the lives of all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. The Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort between local animal rescues in an effort to save lives.  To learn more visit

 There are sponsorship opportunities still available.  Please call 561-472-8873 or email for more information.




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