5th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event Presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc.

5th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event Presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at SOUTH FLORIDA FAIRGROUNDS

Largest One-Day Adoption Event in Palm Beach County

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West Palm Beach, FL (August 8, 2018) The fifth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm at a new location- the South Florida Fairgrounds - Expo Center East, in West Palm Beach (9067 Southern Blvd).  This free event is the county’s largest annual pet adoption event and will feature hundreds of animals (dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and more) from Palm Beach County seeking new families and homes. 

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 over 20 local rescue and partner groups dedicated to saving the lives of Palm Beach County animals.  The past four C2Z adoption events found over 1,300 animals their forever homes.

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 swag bags filled with special gifts, including rabies tags complimentary from Animal Care & Control, for each adopted pet.

Rescue partners to date include: Adopt A Cat Foundation, Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Compassionate Pug Rescue, East Coast Rabbit Rescue, Elite Greyhound Adoptions, Inc., Forgotten Florida Felines, Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch, Great Dane Rescue of South Florida, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Loxahatchee Animal Rescue Community, Luv-A-Pet, Mr. Jojo’s Rescue, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Rising Star Rottweiler Rescue, Save a Pet Florida, Inc., and Tri County Animal Rescue.

Additional Partners currently include: American Humane, Dolly’s Dream, Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets and South Florida Link Coalition.

The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation for the fifth year in a row is the Presenting Sponsor of the annual C2Z Adoption Event. Gold Sponsor is the Petco Foundation and other sponsors to date include: Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions; IDEXX Laboratories; Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Animal Kindness Unit; Scenthound; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA; Very Important Paws; Paws & Cherish; All County Insurance; Central Bark; Flagler Bank; SUNNY 107.9 FM; The Palm Beach Post; WPBF News 25; KOOL 105.5; The Community Bench Project.

 For additional information about the fifth annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event please call 561-530-6057 or email info@countdown2zero.org

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Division of Animal Care and Control, and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to bring animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of 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 www.countdown2zero.org.

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Media Contact: Cara MacVane 561.685.2342 / Email

Peggy Adams Contact: Lauren Ellis 561.472.8845 / Email

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