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Joy and Koko Named Mascots of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th Annual Walk for the Animals

West Palm Beach, FL- (January 21, 2020) Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2/22/20) is the year of the tutus for the largest dog-walk in Palm Beach County! Come dressed in your best tutu and bring your four-legged friend to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th Annual Walk for the Animals on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Meyer Amphitheatre, located at 105 Evernia Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. Peggy Adams is excited to announce that this year’s walk mascots are sisters Joy and Koko.

Joy and Koko came to Peggy Adams in February of 2019 as two of 38 dogs rescued after their owner was found deceased inside a Palm Beach Gardens home. Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control removed them from the property and, as their most active placement partner, reached out to Peggy Adams to help in the care and placement of all 38 dogs. When they arrived, the dogs all needed grooming, medical care and some TLC prior to adoption. Joy and Koko were just three-weeks old when they arrived. One of the League’s wonderful foster families took them home to love, feed, and socialize until they were ready for adoption. 

 Best friends Jillesia and Mariah and their families heard about the story of these dogs and decided they wanted to give two of them loving homes. They fell in love with Joy and Koko and now all four girls (Jillesia, Mariah, Joy, and Koko) are inseparable! Meet them at this year’s Walk for the Animals where Joy and Koko, accompanied by their new families and friends, will lead the Walk in support of all the animals at Peggy Adams waiting for their forever homes!

This pet-friendly walk begins at 9:00am with check-in and registration, vendors and a complimentary breakfast. At 10:15 am after opening ceremonies, participants will enjoy a scenic walk down Flagler Drive. Along the walk route, there will be a team sign contest with prizes being awarded on stage following the walk. Therefore, get creative! And don’t forget – this year’s theme is The Year of the Tutu.  Joy, Koko, Jillesia, and Mariah will be there dressed in their best tutus! Don’t forget to bring yours!

As participants complete the one-mile route, they'll enjoy pet costume contests with amazing prize baskets at center stage. Categories include Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like and Best in Show. Participants must register at the event by 10:30am. There will also be local vendors and a fabulous silent auction and raffle area with great prizes. The event is emceed by Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 FM and WFTL 850AM. The event concludes at noon.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register to walk and form teams. Each registrant who raises at least $35 will receive a free t-shirt and a bandana (while supplies last). There are also many fundraising opportunities to earn amazing incentives.

"Our Walk for the Animals has grown tremendously over the years and we are very excited to once again have this year’s Walk located along the beautiful City of West Palm Beach waterfront at Meyer Amphitheatre,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. "As a nonprofit that receives no city, state or federal government funding, the League relies on community support to help us provide services to more than 35,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens every year. We are extremely grateful to all of those who get involved in this event."

All proceeds benefit Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.  Sponsors of the Walk included: Hills Pet Nutrition, Napleton’s on Northlake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, KAST Construction, Garden of Life, Daszkal Bolton Accountants & Advisors, Jones Foster, Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, Memorial Healthcare System, Bolay, Prime Golf Cars, Cheney Brothers, Scenthound, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart and Shipley, ServPro of Boynton Beach, HomeAgain, Very Important Paws, Small Hope Bay Lodge, Jolene and Larry Shapiro, WPBF 25 News and Sunny 107.9 FM.

To learn more about Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th Annual Walk for the Animals, please visit www.WalkWithPeggy.org or call 561-530-6057.

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

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. The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information, please visit PeggyAdams.org

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 35,000 animals each year.

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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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