This is the 6th consecutive 4-star rating Peggy Adams has received!

West Palm Beach, FL, (December 15, 2018) –Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive time that Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 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.  On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of four-star charities.

“We are proud to announce Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has earned our sixth consecutive 4-star rating,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 7% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” Thatched added.

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

“Our sixth 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.  

For example, in 2018:

  • More than 30,000 animals benefited from Peggy Adams’ wide array of critical programs (an increase of more than 21,000 animals compared to 2012)
  • Over 5,000 animals adopted into new loving homes (an increase of more than 2,500 compared to 2012)
  • 14,000 spay/neuter surgeries (nearly two times as many as in 2012)

“I am incredibly grateful for the caring support of our community that makes everything we do possible,” stated Anderson.

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

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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

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, visit or call 561.686.3663.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.


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