Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

A Call for Volunteers by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

November 15, 2017

Media Contact: Cara MacVane


A Call for Volunteers by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

West Palm Beach, FL- Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is looking for volunteers! Volunteers play an important role at Peggy Adams and each task performed makes a significant contribution to the health and welfare of the animals.  With over 1,050 animals currently under the League’s care there are many volunteer roles available to improve the quality of life for all of the dogs, cats, kittens and puppies while they wait for their new forever homes. 

On campus volunteer opportunities include duties in the areas of Adoptions, Animal Behavior & Training, Call Center Representatives, Client Services Assistants, Community Cat Support, Foster Administrative Roles, Medical Services Support, Peggy’s Pantry, Retail, Recruitment/Presentations and Shelter Support.  All on campus volunteer roles are for those 17 years old or older.

If you are interested in volunteering in the comfort of your own home, Peggy Adams has a very successful Foster Program that aims to help as many animals as possible by providing temporary homes for them.  Some animals are newborns, pregnant or nursing, sick, injured, under socialized, or animals that do not enjoy the shelter environment.  Sometimes, the League simply doesn't have enough space to house all of the animals, however, because of the League's dedicated Foster Volunteers, they are able to help hundreds of animals who need extra care or special attention.

For those interested in becoming a Foster Volunteer, below is a list of important information to consider:

  • A Foster Volunteer provides a temporary home for dogs and/or cats until they are ready for adoption. Although fostering requires a dedication and commitment, a Foster Volunteer can help the League by providing a loving home to an animal in need for a short-term period of time. The League always has a need for foster homes throughout the year.
  • The League will provide all of the supplies you will need to care for the foster animal. This includes medications, follow-up veterinary visits, food, litter, bedding, bowls, crates, collars and leashes. Foster Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from the shelter for check-ups and medical care.
  • Foster Volunteers must be at least 17 years old (or 10-17 to participate in the iFoster Program with parental/guardian consent) and have an adult in the household who will be the primary caregiver. Caregivers must be able to separate the foster animal(s) from their own animal(s) for 14 days since many foster pets have limited immunity. All dogs must be kept on a leash or supervised in an enclosed area when outside. Cats and kittens must be kept inside at all times. NOTE:  The Foster Program and other animal facing roles are not available to those seeking to fulfill court appointed hours. No exceptions.
  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League gives student community service hours for fostering. 

“By offering your time and talent, you will improve the quality of life for our animals while they wait for their new forever homes,” said Rich Anderson Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “If you think you can't volunteer because you'd want to take all of the animal’s home, there are other areas and departments that need your help and when you volunteer, you help thousands of animals”

Volunteer Open Houses are held at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League located at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Attending an open house and scheduling a follow up interview with the Volunteer Program Manager are prerequisites to volunteering on campus. Training in certain areas must also be completed prior to a volunteer’s first shift. These open houses are meant for people ages 17 or older; for young adults and adults who can work independently with minimal supervision or special accommodation.

To learn more about volunteering at Peggy Adams 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.

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