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The 8th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption Event Found Hundreds of Animals Their Forever Home

Palm Beach County, FL- (November 1, 2021) The 8th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event found 374 animals new forever homes! Seven local rescue organizations joined together this year for the virtual adoption event.  Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event is Palm Beach County’s largest adoption event in an effort to save the lives of hundreds of animals. For the second year in a row, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event was held as a virtual event.

Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the 8th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event began with Virtual Kick-Off Celebration event.  During this virtual event, live and pre-filmed videos were posted on social media. There was also a “Virtual Adoption Village” website that allowed attendees to connect with participating partner groups and sponsors from wherever they were! Potential adopters easily viewed adoptable animals and learned more about the adoption process and those who were not able to adopt learned more about how to help homeless pets in Palm Beach County. The 8th Annual C2Z Adoption Event was a week-long event from October 16 to October 23.  Over the last eight years, the C2Z adoption events have found nearly 2,300 animals their forever homes.

“We are thrilled that this year’s C2Z Adoption Event found forever homes for so many dogs and cats,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Although the event was virtual again this year, the mission was still the same - saving the lives of animals in Palm Beach County.  We are grateful to all the local rescues that participated this year and those who took the time to find a new forever furry friend to add to their family.”

Rescue organizations participating in the 8th Annual C2Z Adoption Event included:
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control; Ali Cat Rescue; Animal Rescue Force of South Florida; Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary; Big Dog Ranch Rescue; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch

Sponsors to included: The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation; PetMeds; Animal Farm Foundation; MetLife Pet insurance; Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions; Papa John’s Pizza; Pet Supplies Plus Royal Palm Beach; PetTest by Advocate; Scenthound; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA; Sunny 107.9 FM; 850 WFTL; 97.9 WRMF; New Country 103.1; X 102.3; Party 96.3; Fox Sports 640AM, Velocity Community Credit Union; and WPBF 25 News


Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, to bring local animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, please visit or email


About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 30,000 animals each year.

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 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.  Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited.  Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit

About Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control:

The mission of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is to encourage pet owners to be responsible for pets in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training, and proper control.  In addition to appropriately enforcing county, state, and federal animal laws, Animal Care and Control provides safe shelter and veterinary care for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; returns to owners or adopt to new homes, as many impounded animals as possible; encourages spay/neuter by providing reduced-cost surgery for Palm Beach County pet owners and conducts other effective programs, which protect the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the residents of Palm Beach County.  For more information, please visit

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