For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Cara MacVane
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Sets Goal to
Spay/Neuter 250 Pets on World Spay Day
February 28, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL- (February 20, 2017) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is working hard to help end euthanasia because of pet-overpopulation by providing affordable services to Palm Beach County. On February 28, 2017, World Spay Day, the League has set a goal to spay/neuter a total of 250 owned cats for free. This event is open to domestic cats belonging to ALL residents of Palm Beach County, Florida.
Additional to free spay/neuter, each cat will be given FVRCP+CH vaccine, Rabies vaccine, and microchip. Palm Beach County Ordinance 98-22 requires cats to be spayed or neutered and micro-chipped by four months of age unless medically contraindicated. All cats participating in World Spay Day will be microchipped unless they already have a microchip.
World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of spay/neuter and the need for affordable services, particularly in underserved communities. A day dedicated to action and saving animals’ lives, World Spay Day is the first and only international day established to promote and execute the spaying and neutering of pets and community cats.
"There are so many reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered," said Rich Anderson, CEO and Executive Director at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “For one, it’s been scientifically proven that pets who are spayed or neutered live longer and healthier lives. From a community perspective, there are thousands of homeless animals entering shelters each year. Unfortunately, many do not find their forever home; spaying/neutering is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for cats and dogs. It’s proven to be the most effective way to control the pet population.”
For those interested in World Spay Day, an application at www.PeggyAdams.org/spayday needs to be completed prior to February 26 to schedule an appointment, as walk-ins will not be accepted. Cats must arrive in a secure, size appropriate cat carrier. No cardboard carriers. One cat per carrier.
All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County as the League partners with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s C2Z efforts. In doing so, Peggy Adams serves as the lead private shelter in the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event. The 2017 event will be Saturday, September 9th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
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.