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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Had Biggest Adoption Year Ever! 2021 Year in Review

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (February 17, 2022) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is committed to saving lives and building a more humane community. In 2021, Peggy Adams had its biggest adoption year ever with 6,639 pets adopted into loving homes! In fact, a total of 34,179 cats and dogs benefited from Peggy Adams’ programs and services in 2021.

In addition to having the best adoption year to date, Peggy Adams’ year in review report tells the story of the important work and services at Peggy Adams.

Last year, Peggy Adams’ performed 12,681 spay and neuter surgeries. There were 5,249 cats and dogs spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped at no cost to the community through grant funding. And 3,588 affordable vaccinations were provided for cats and dogs.

The Kitten Nursery admitted 381 kittens where they received round-the-clock care, seven days a week. 

699 volunteers donated 38,474 hours, and 569 active foster parents donated 206,040 hours, for a total value of $6,978,429!

Before entering the Peggy Adams’ Adoption Program, 2,988 cats and dogs were cared for by Peggy Adams' Foster Program who were underage, pregnant/nursing, injured, or just needed a little extra love.

3,829 children and families engaged with in-person and virtual humane education programming, and 886 dogs received free or low-cost training classes.

Peggy Adams reunited 262 lost pets with their grateful guardians; and provided shelter to 7,410 lost, injured, or homeless cats and dogs.

Peggy's Pantry Community Food Bank fed 12,911 pets. Peggy's Pantry is a free community pet food bank to help keep animals in their homes when their owners are struggling financially.

“2021 was an incredible record-breaking year for Peggy Adams. We placed over 6,600 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens into loving homes which was the most in our 96-year history,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “With the incredible support of our community, we provided services to over 34,000 animals and their families last year. Because of our supporters, we are able to continue our mission to save the lives of lost, homeless and abandoned animals.”

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County. It provides critical services to more than 30,000 or tens of thousands of 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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