Animal Crisis in Palm Beach County- Local Shelters and the Public Asked to Assist in Saving Additional Lives

Palm Beach County, FL (September 14, 2018) Although Palm Beach County has not been struck by a hurricane so far this season, we are in the midst of a different type of storm; an animal crisis that requires our community’s immediate attention and assistance, as lives are at stake.

On Monday, September 10, 2018, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control issued an urgent call for help to the animal rescue community.  The County’s shelter is at critical capacity, overcrowded, and adoptable Palm Beach County animals are in danger of being euthanized due to a lack of space.

In response, and as part of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s continued commitment to the effort to save the life of every local animal in need, Peggy Adams has taken in 58 cats and 15 dogs in the last two days from Animal Care and Control. These animals are in addition to the 1,142 animals Peggy Adams has pulled from Animal Care and Control over the last 12 months – at risk animals right here in our own local community.  Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and the Brevard Humane Society are two additional shelters that have also responded to this local crisis by taking animals in this week from Animal Care and Control.

However, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control desperately needs help from other local rescue organizations and the public. Today, the County shelter has 359 animals in its care and each day they receive an average of 50 additional animals. 

For the public, please consider adopting or becoming a foster volunteer to help save the lives of local animals today.  Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control currently have special adoption promotions.  Visit PeggyAdams.org and pbcgov.org/publicsafety/animalcare for more information.

If a rescue organization can help, they should contact the following staff at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control: Sunday – Thursday:  Suzy Dannelevitz - sdannele@pbcgov.org 561-233-1252 or Tammy Roberts - troberts@pbcgov.org 561-233-1281; Friday and Saturday: Kelly Diegert - kdiegert@pbcgov.org 561-233-1219.

To make a donation to support the animals at Peggy Adams, please visit PeggyAdams.org/donate.

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, please visit www.PeggyAdams.org

The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925

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 www.pbcgov.com/animal

 

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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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