Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Receives Grant from Florida Animal Friend License Plate

August 26, 2015

News Release 


Media Contact: Cara MacVane; 561.685.2342


Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Receives Grant from

Florida Animal Friend License Plate


Palm Beach County, FL- (August 26, 2015) The county’s largest private animal shelter, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, is pleased to announce that they have received a grant from the Florida Animal Friend License Plate program which will allow them to spay/neuter 375 large dogs (50 pounds and over) from five high intake zip codes in Palm Beach County including: 33409, 33415, 33460, 33461 and 33463 at no cost.


In addition to the free spay/neuter, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will also provide vaccinations (Rabies and DHLPP), microchip and E-collars to qualifying dogs.   Pet owners do need to supply proof of residence in one of the five zip codes receiving the grant funding.


Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is currently taking applications for these free services, on a first come, first served basis until August 31, 2016.  For those who have or know of a large dog living in one of the five zip codes listed, an application must be submitted and an appointment scheduled in advance.  Please visit to complete an application and schedule an appointment or stop by the League located at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach to pick up and submit an application.


 "With this generous grant from the Florida Animal Friend License Plate program, the League will be able to spay/neuter nearly 400 large dogs in Palm Beach County, reducing the number of unwanted animals in shelters and saving lives," said Rich Anderson,  Executive Director/CEO for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.


Heidi Nielsen, Assistant Director of the League, added, "Grants like these allow us to reach into the communities that need it most and provide these valuable services for free.  We are thrilled to have been awarded this funding." 


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


The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.



About Florida Animal Friend

It is the mission of Florida Animal Friend to help save the lives of countless unwanted cats and dogs by supporting organizations that offer free or low-cost spay and neuter services across the state of Florida.


Since October 2005, Florida Animal Friend is an organization that began in an effort to help end pet overpopulation. With help from charitable contributions, FAF primarily works toward the goal of ending pet overpopulation through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates. Funds raised from the sale of these license plates are used to finance spay and neuter programs across the State of Florida.


The funds allocated to these spay and neuter programs go towards increasing the number of alteration surgeries conducted at non-profit and municipal agencies across Florida. An increase in the number of these surgeries greatly reduces pet overpopulation and ultimately saves the lives of countless homeless cats and dogs from being put to sleep each year. To learn more visit



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