Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Has Been Certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise

July 17, 2017

For Immediate Release:

Media Contact: Cara MacVane

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Has Been Certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise

WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (July 27, 2017) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is pleased to announce that they have been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.

Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has completed an extensive assessment, including over 20 hours of training, consulting, extensive internal planning and modifications to better integrate volunteers in their day to day operations. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is now even better equipped to use the time and talent of volunteers to continue to meet their mission.

In 2016, volunteers at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League contributed over 72,000 hours of service totaling just over $1.6 million dollars in staff savings therefore allowing Peggy Adams to do more for the community.

“We are forever grateful for the dedicated support of our volunteers and wouldn’t be able to work effectively without them,” said Rich Anderson, CEO/Executive Director of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.  “And we are thankful to Best Friends Animal Society for their sponsorship to participate in this certification program and for their continued partnership.  We are thrilled to support our volunteers and their skills in any way possible,” continued Anderson.    To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society visit

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.


All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) initiative and its goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County.  C2Z was launched by Peggy Adams in 2014 in partnership with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC).  As part of the C2Z effort, Peggy Adams and PBCACC host the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Mega-Adoption Event which brings together more than 30 local rescue groups and features more than 500 adoptable animals.  The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, September 9th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  For more information, please visit



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