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For the 9th Consecutive Year, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 21, 2022) – Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 9th consecutive year that Peggy Adams has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. 

“Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s exceptional 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of every four earns 4 stars - a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. This adds Peggy Adams to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Peggy Adams.” 

  “It’s imperative that our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our lifesaving mission” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating shows once again to our supporters our excellent governance and financial accountability.”

“Our ninth consecutive time being recognized as a 4-Star charity coincides with an amazing growth in the programs and services at Peggy Adams and its impact on the lives of animals in Palm Beach County since first being recognized in 2012,” added Anderson. “With the support of our donors, our new Pet Adoption Center is completed and open. This new building enables us to save more lives than ever before.”

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on  More-detailed information about Peggy Adams’ rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service. For more information about Peggy Adams, please visit

 About Charity Navigator:

Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.


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. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit


Media Contact: Cara MacVane, Email; 561.685.2342

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis, Email; (Office) 561.472.8845



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