Media Contact: Cara MacVane: 561.685.2342 / CMacVane@aol.com
West Palm Beach, FL - For those who’ve been thinking about adopting a furry friend– there is no better time than now. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League currently has over 800 cats and dogs in their care and is at maximum capacity in regards to large dogs. To encourage adoptions, the League is teaming up with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control to waive adoption fees for all dogs over 40 lbs., regardless of age. Adoption fees are also being waived for all cats five months or older, and the promotion will run from April 20th through April 30th.
All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and will receive a starter bag of Hill’s Pet Nutrition food. Both shelters have a wide variety of adorable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies looking for their forever loving home.
“When Peggy Adams is as full with animals as we are today, it means we don’t have space for others that need our help. Therefore, in order to help save more lives, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and Peggy Adams are waiving the adoption fees of dogs over 40 lbs. and cats over 5 months of age. From adoption specials to free training classes, we are committed to doing everything possible to find loving homes for these cats, dogs, puppies and kittens," said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. "Our local Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is also at capacity for dogs which is why it is more important than ever for the community to adopt a forever friend today," Anderson added.
All adoptable pets and adoption requirements are available for viewing online at www.PeggyAdams.org. The website is updated every hour. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s adoption center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 561-686-3663.
To view all animals available at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, please visit www.pbcgov.org/animalcare . Animal Care and Control is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 561-233-1200
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches 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, 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
COUNTDOWN 2 ZERO INITIATIVE
All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) initiative and its goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. C2Z was launched by Peggy Adams in 2014 in partnership with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC). As part of the C2Z effort, Peggy Adams and PBCACC host the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Mega-Adoption Event which brings together more than 30 local rescue groups and features more than 500 adoptable animals. For more information visit Countdown2Zero.org.